Hyderabad: Hyderabad has seen a steep fall in crime this year. The police registered 14,479 cases against 17,058 cases in 2015 and 16,661 cases in 2016, posting a 14 per cent reduction in grave offences, 20 per cent in property crimes and 47 per cent fall in chain-snatching cases.
V.V. Srinivasa Rao, Hyderabad commissioner, said that the city has seen a decrease in crime in 2017. He gave credit to technology for curbing crimes.
“A 14 per cent reduction in serious crimes was recorded in 2017. Murders, rapes, robberies and burglaries have seen almost a 50 per cent drop since the last two years,” said Srinivasa Rao.
Nearly 64 per cent lost properties were recovered in 2017 and 73 persons were arrested during the search and cordon operations in Hyderabad.
The police also rescued 746 children, including 736 boys and 10 girls, under the Operation Smile and the Muskaan initiative. The police seized a whopping Rs 32.3 crore demonetised currency this year.
“The decrease in cases is attributed to the strict implementation of the PD Act against notorious repeated offenders, continuous criminal tracking system, intensive patrolling and installation of CCTVs. While grave crimes were 443 in 2017 and 516 in 2016, property crimes were 2,831 this year against 3,560 in 2016. From 100 murder cases in 2015, the number dropped to 58 in 2017,” said the commissioner....