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Krishna district witnesses steep decline in crime

Krishna district Superintendent of Police M Ravindranath Babu addressing annual crime review press meet in Machilipatnam on Tuesday
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Krishna district Superintendent of Police M Ravindranath Babu addressing annual crime review press meet in Machilipatnam on Tuesday

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Kidnap, rape, theft, house breaking cases, murders, bodily offences and other incidents of crime decreased in Krishna district in 2020 compared to 2019

Vijayawada: Kidnap, rape, theft, house breaking cases, murders, bodily offences and other incidents of crime decreased in Krishna district in 2020 compared to 2019.

The district police registered 8877 crime related cases in 2020 against the 9767 cases booked in 2019. A total of 890 less cases registered in 2020 compared to previous year.

Krishna district police office won the ISO certificate for its performance and recognition of services rendered to the people.

Due to the measures taken by the Police department to check the crime and the impact of Covid lockdown, the number of crime cases decreased in the district. A total of 1340 body offence cases registered in 2020 against the 1487 cases in 2019.

A total of 121 kidnap cases reported in 2020 against the 145 kidnap cases booked in 2019 and 146 cases in 2018.

Similarly, the rape cases also decreased in the district. In all, 77 rape cases registered in 2020 against 88 rape cases booked in the district in 2019 and 82 cases in 2018.

Addressing the annual press conference in Machilipatnam on Tuesday, Krishna district superintendent of police M Ravindranath Babu said the number of crime incidents decreased in the district in 2020 compared to 2019.

He said regular monitoring of policing, use of modern technology for detection of crime, increasing night beats, formation of village protection committees and conducting videoconference regularly have yielded good results in checking the crime in the district.

He said the crime rate decreased due to the collective efforts of the police and the cooperation of the people.

A total of 99 house breaking cases (night time) registered in 2020 against 186 cases booked in 2019. The police have increased the night vigil in recent months due to some untoward incidents reported at the temples particularly in East Godavari district and other places. Consequently, the police increased vigil in the rural areas during the nights.

Village Protection Committees were formed to protect the temples and other places of worship. This helped in the prevention of crime in the last few months in the rural areas. Theft cases also decreased in the district. In 2020, as many as 478 theft cases were reported against the 720 cases in 2019 and 507 cases in 2018.

Only five dacoity cases registered in the district in 2020 against nine cases respectively in 2018 and 2019.

Property related crime incidents also decreased in 2020. A total of 478 cases were booked in 2020 against 668 cases registered in 2019.

Crime against women also dropped in the district. A total of 1229 cases were booked in 2020 against the 1292 cases registered in 2019. White-collar offences slightly decreased as 430 cases were booked in 2020 against the 445 cases registered in 2019.

Interestingly, murder cases decreased in 2020. Only 28 murder cases reported in the year against 49 murder cases in 2029 and 80 murder cases in 2018. Conviction cases increased in the district from 23 percent in 2019 to 65 percent in 2020.

Due to early registration of cases, filing of charges with clear evidences, the conviction percentage drastically increased in the year 2020. Interestingly, 6506 cases disposed of in the year 2020. The police also stepped up vigil with the Enforcement Bureau in the district particularly on the border areas with Telangana as liquor smuggling into the state continue unabated for many months.

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