Crime graph falls in Delhi due to lockdown, 56% reduction in street crime

There has also been a decrease in crime against women. Till May last year, 891 cases of rape were registered, while this time till May 520 cases have been reported.

  • Police presence more on the road
  • Bayonet crime cases almost like before

The lockdown was imposed in the country due to the coronavirus epidemic. Its effect is also being seen in crime. The graph of crime has also dropped in the national capital Delhi. Criminal incidents in Delhi have reduced considerably compared to last year. 

There has been a 56 percent drop in cases of street crime. The main reason for this is the presence of police on the road, picket placed everywhere, and more patrolling is being said.

During the lockdown, the police presence was more on the road to ensure compliance with the rules. The police also patrolled more to ensure lockdown. The borders of Haryana and UP were also sealed and strict checking was also done. 

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Because of this, criminals from other states who entered Delhi comfortably and committed criminal incidents failed to enter this time due to lockdown.

If we look at the statistics of Delhi Police, in the year 2019, there were 964 incidents of loot in Delhi. Whereas till May this year, 596 robbery cases have been reported. Similarly, there has been a decrease in cases of snatching. 

In the year 2019, where 2811 cases of snatching were reported till May, while this time there has been a decline in these cases also. Till May this year, 2141 cases of snatching have been registered.

Reduction in female crime also

There has also been a decrease in crime against women. Till May last year, 891 cases of rape were registered, while this time till May 520 cases have been reported. At the same time, cases of sexual coverage have also decreased by 50 percent. 

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There has also been a decrease in cases of vehicle theft. The last year 1982 cases of vehicle theft were registered from March 15 to March 31, while 1243 cases were registered during the same period this year.

Zero kidnapping cases

However, there does not appear to be any significant reduction in serious crime. The cases of murder, robbery, kidnapping, and attempt to murder are close to last year’s figures. 

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Last year, an incident of kidnapping for ransom was reported. The kidnapping cases for ransom this year are zero. If we look at the accident, 348 people died till May. This figure is also about half.