Assam sees substantial decrease in criminal activity: DGP


Guwahati: The crime fee in Assam has decreased considerably over the past one yr, claimed state DGP Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta.

The felony exercise within the state, which was at a median of 366 instances per lakh of inhabitants, has now come all the way down to 200 instances per lakh of inhabitants attributable to varied steps taken by the police, mentioned the Director General of Police (DGP) whereas talking to the media right here on Monday night.

He mentioned that the case pendency has additionally come down drastically to 58,908 instances on the finish of 2022 as in opposition to 95,994 instances on the finish of 2021 and greater than a lakh instances on the finish of 2020.

“This will improve the 1.0 to case ratio and thereby enhance the quality of investigation and supervision. Further, the number of cases per investigation officer on an average has come down to 25 cases as against 52 cases at the end of 2021,” the highest cop talked about.

As per the information launched by the police, crime in opposition to girls has additionally come down drastically to 12,034 instances in 2022 as in opposition to 29,046 instances in 2021 and in addition in opposition to an annual common of 27,240 instances through the interval 2017-2021.

“This is due to the setting up of Special Cells for Women in collaboration with TATA Institute of Social Sciences, coordinated approach by all stakeholders like the Assam Police, Social Welfare Department, NGOs, etc., and due to capacity building and sensitization programs for the Assam Police,” Mahanta mentioned.

The crimes in opposition to youngsters have come all the way down to 4,306 as in opposition to 5,282 within the earlier yr. The variety of Human trafficking instances have additionally dipped to 96 instances as in opposition to 203 within the earlier yr.

The state police have arrange Anti-Human Trafficking Models in every district and offered infrastructure to all of the Anti-Human Trafficking Models beneath Nirbhaya Fund.

The police knowledge revealed that cybercrimes reported within the state have additionally come all the way down to 1,781 instances as in opposition to 4,846 instances within the yr 2021.

In the meantime, the Assam Police have registered 2,878 instances beneath the NDPS Act instances in 2022 as in opposition to 455 instances in 2018, 828 instances in 2019, 980 instances in 2020 and a pair of,271 instances in 2021. Police arrested 4,691 drug traffickers, seized 112 kg of Heroin, 49,000 kg of Ganja, 52 lakh tablets, greater than 21 lakh Cough Syrup bottles, 215 kgs of Opium, and so on., in 2022.

The DGP moreover mentioned that the usage of expertise and forensics by Assam Police is now the main target space and a whole lot of steps are being taken to make use of scientific aids in investigation and to arrange new Regional and Cell Forensic Science Laboratories in varied elements of the state. .

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