17 percent rise in crime in Delhi in 2015: Police

New Delhi, Jan 4 (IANS) A total of 182,644 cases of crimes were reported in the national capital in 2015, up from 155,654 in 2014 – a 17.33 percent rise, according to Delhi Police’s annual report released on Monday.

Of all the crime cases, only 27 percent (49,903 cases) were solved.

Delhi Police Commissioner B.S. Bassi said 2015 had been “very satisfying as our initiative to lodge maximum number of First Information Report (FIRs) has been satisfactory.

“From goat theft to stealing of Rs.20, we registered every relevant FIR. It is really satisfactory as per the expectation of people of Delhi,” Bassi told the media at the annual press conference.

The annual report shows that the complaints of non-registration of FIRs saw a substantial decline compared to 2014 and 2013.

“As a result, the registered IPC (Indian Penal Code) crime rose to 80,184 in 2013, 155,654 in 2014 and 182,644 in 2015 (up to Dec 15),” Bassi said in its introductory comments.

“Along with truthful registration comes the onus of prevention and detection of crime, and Delhi Police has given an excellent account in this regard.”

A total of 49,903 IPC cases, including 6,328 heinous ones, were solved in 2015 as compared to 43,431, including 5,784 heinous cases, in the previous year, Bassi said.

“Almost all sensational cases were solved in record time.”

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