Bengaluru, Nov 28: The security in coastal Karnataka is nothing to write home about. There have been 217 murders that have taken place between 2014 and 2015 in Dakshin Kannada, Udupi and Uttara Kannada.
Coastal Karnataka has been in the news always for the wrong reasons and these statistics tell you why.
A break up of the statistics would reveal that there were 100 murders in 2014 and 117 in 2015 (the year is not yet over).
However, the murders related to the underworld are only 4. There was one in 2014 and three in 2015. This is a surprising statistic considering that the coastal belt has been a hub for underworld related activity.
341 persons have been arrested so far in the 217 murders taken place in the coastal districts in 2014 and 2015.
100 murders took place in 2014 for which 196 persons were arrested and 117 murders took place in 2015 for which 145 persons were arrested.
Home Minister of Karnataka, G Parameshwar said that there have been instructions to increase night patrol in sensitive areas of the coastal belts.
There are intelligence inputs that suggest violence in coastal belts which has led the state to instruct the police to pull up their socks.
Most of these incidents take place in the night and hence there is a need for enhanced night patrol. Moreover the cooperation of the public has also been sought in helping the police.