Crime against women continues to plague the national capital as four women are raped and nine molested in Delhi every day. Delhi police has registered 1,559 cases of rape and 3,347 cases of molestation in 2013, as against 680 rapes and 653 molestation cases in 2012.
An analysis of the crime statistics of 2013, released by Delhi police on Friday, reflects a horrible story of soaring crime graph with 43% increase in crimes all across the capital.
However, Delhi Police claims to have solved around 90% of the crimes against women and attributed the increase in crime statistics to its policy of giving primary importance to registration of crime. Besides, more than 96% of accused in rape cases are acquaintances or relatives of the victim. As the number of rapes has increased, Delhi Police would be filing chargesheet in every case within 20 days and if there is some delay it would be immediately brought into notice of the special commissioner and then to the police chief. Delhi police would also be writing to Delhi government suggesting to include self defence training as compulsory subject for girls at the age of six or seven.
“I don’t want to go into statistics. Crime against women is a major concern. We will make sure that every individual especially women will feel safe and secure in the capital,” Delhi Police commissioner Bhim Sain Bassi told reporters. He also announced that every Delhi Police personnel, barring a few senior officials would undergo compulsory seven days training in 2014, to remain updated with changing technology and laws concerning policing here in the capital.
In 2014, 306 women sub inspectors, 1,300 women constables would be recruited to ensure that complaints of women are handled and investigated properly. Also, women police personnel have been deployed in 100 PCR vans to ensure swift action, if any women is in distress.
Other than crime against women, robbery, snatching, motor vehicle theft and attempt to murder has seen a staggering increase this year. “We will ensure maximum presence of police on ground in 2014 to tackle crimes on streets,” Bassi added.
Delhi has a porous border, with more than 100 entry points — unlike other metros in the country — that contributes to the crime rate. Interestingly, this year also 20.74% of murders in total 487 murders took place due to sudden provocation and trivial reasons, reflecting Delhiites continue to live on short fuse.
Also Delhi traffic police has recovered a huge amount of Rs59.34crores from drunken drivers and impounded 71,125 vehicles and executed 39,24621 challans.