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Economic offenses up by 41% in 2015, says DGP
“Economic offenses in the city have gone up by 41 per cent when compared to that of previous year. While the property theft crime was only 20 per cent in the year 2014, cases registered under cheating and breach of trust accounted to 80 per cent.
Vijayawada: “Economic offenses in the city have gone up by 41 per cent when compared to that of previous year. While the property theft crime was only 20 per cent in the year 2014, cases registered under cheating and breach of trust accounted to 80 per cent.
Ironically, the cases registered under breach of trust and cheating in the year 2015 were 98 per cent and property crime like burglary were only two per cent,” said the Director General of Police J V Ramudu.
While addressing the news persons at annual meeting held here on Thursday, Ramudu said that the city registered decrease in the occurrence of crime. “There is a reduction in the crime rate by 18 per cent in 2015 when compared to 2014 and it is 27 per cent when compared to 2013. As many as 6,050 cases have been reported in the year 2015 whereas 7,388 cases were reported in 2014 and 8,285 cases during 2013’’, he said. The above mentioned cases were filed under crime against women, crime against SC/STs, property crime, chain snatching cases, road accidents and cyber crime. Ramudu also expressed concern on the sensationalisation of the news after becoming the capital city and felt that it leads to misconceptions of facts.