New Delhi, February 19
The Delhi Police registered 2,66,070 instances underneath the Indian Penal Code in 2020, a drop of greater than 15 per cent as in opposition to 2019, officers mentioned on Friday.
While there was a decline in the variety of crimes in opposition to girls, instances of snatching and theft elevated in the nationwide capital, they mentioned.
A complete of two,66,070 IPC instances had been registered final yr as in opposition to 3,16,261 in 2019, a drop of 15.87 per cent, the police mentioned.
The variety of arrests, nonetheless, elevated by 15.43 per cent, they mentioned.
In 2020, a complete of 1,25,986 individuals had been arrested as in comparison with 1,091,38 in 2019, they mentioned.
Last yr additionally noticed a drop in the variety of PCR calls acquired.
A complete of 18,08,384 and 29,25,531 PCR calls had been acquired in 2020 and 2019, a drop of 38.19 per cent.
The variety of crimes in opposition to girls additionally noticed a decline.
The rape instances have gone down by 21.63 per cent, these of molestation by 25.16 per cent and insult to modesty of girls by 12.32 per cent, the police mentioned.
Murder instances in the town have gone down by 9.40 per cent. A complete of 472 such instances had been registered in 2020 whereas 521 had been registered in 2019, the police mentioned.
Cases of kidnapping for ransom dropped by 26.67 per cent, housebreaking instances went down by 27.33 per cent, motorcar theft instances by 24.23 per cent and different theft instances by 30.52 per cent, they mentioned.
Nine instances of dacoity had been registered final yr as in opposition to 15 in 2019, a drop of 40 per cent, they mentioned.
(*15*), there was a marginal rise of 0.35 per cent in the variety of theft instances. A complete of 1,963 instances had been registered in 2020 as in comparison with 1,956 in 2019, in accordance with the police.
The variety of snatching instances in 2020 additionally went up by 27.11 per cent from 2019. As many as 7,965 such instances had been registered final yr as in opposition to 6,266 in 2019, the police mentioned. —PTI