Arunachal records spurt in crime rates

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Itanagar, Sep 1: Arunachal Pradesh recorded a spurt in crime rate during 2015 with a total 2968 cases reported in the state under IPC cognizable crimes and 181 cognizable crime cases under Special & Local Laws (SLL).

The rate of total cognizable crime recorded in the state during the year was 227.8 while that under Special & Local Laws was 13.9 per one lakh population, according to a recent report released by National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) under union Home Ministry.

Arunachal records spurt in crime rates

The report with the title ‘Crime in India’ which was released by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on August 29 last revealed that crime against women was on the rise during the year in comparison to 2014.

As per the report, crime against women in the state during the year was recorded at 14.3 per cent which amounted to 7.3 per cent of total IPC cognizable crime recorded in the state during the year.

A total of 71 rape cases were recorded along with 12 cases of attempt to rape in the state during the year. Moreover, 102 cases were reported during the year against assault on women, two cases of insult to modesty of women, 181 cases of sexual offences along with a single case of voyeurism and 66 cases of cruelty by husband and relatives. However, not a single case of dowry death was reported in the state during the year.

In IPC cognizable crime related incidents, a total of 57 cases of murder were reported during the year along with 58 cases of attempt to murder, kidnapping and abduction (175 cases), grievous hurt (283) and 119 cases of death caused due to negligence were reported in the state during the year.

A total of 913 IPC crimes against property were recorded including 12 dacoity cases, 75 robbery incidents and 265 criminal trespass and burglary cases with crime rate of 70.1 per cent.

PTI

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