Nationwide capital recorded fewer crimes in opposition to ladies in 2020 than in 2019: Delhi Police


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Crimes in opposition to ladies declined considerably within the nationwide capital in 2020 and the speed of fixing such circumstances went up compared with 2019, Delhi Police mentioned on Friday In contrast with 2019, rape circumstances in Delhi fell by 21.63 p.c in 2020, these of molestation by 25.16 per cent and insult to modesty of girls by 12.32 per cent, the police mentioned.

In 2020, 1,699 rape circumstances had been reported within the metropolis, down from 2,168 in 2019. A complete of two,186 circumstances of molestation of girls had been reported in 2020, as in opposition to 2,921 in 2019, they mentioned.

The variety of circumstances of kidnapping and abduction of girls within the metropolis final yr stood at 2,938. The determine was three,672 in 2019. There was a dip in circumstances of insult to the modesty of girls and people below the POCSO Act, the police mentioned.

The speed of fixing such circumstances additionally elevated in 2020, apart from these associated to kidnapping and abduction of girls which was seven per cent decrease compared with 2019, they mentioned.

Giving additional particulars, the police mentioned that in 98 per cent of rape circumstances recorded within the metropolis in 2020, the accused had been recognized to the victims. In 44 per cent of such circumstances, the accused was amongst household and associates. In 12 per cent of such circumstances, the accused turned out to be neighbours, family in 14 per cent of the circumstances and employer or co-worker in two per cent of the circumstances. In 26 per cent of the circumstances, the accused had been different recognized individuals, the police mentioned.

Solely in two per cent of the full rapes circumstances, the accused had been strangers, they added.

The involvement of strangers was 2.20 per cent in 2019, the police mentioned.

In 381 circumstances, the accused had been live-in companions or refused to marry, they mentioned.

Delhi Police mentioned it has recognized hotspots throughout the town and constantly patrols them to curb crimes in opposition to ladies.

Bindapur, Dwarka South, New Usmanpur, Sultanpuri, Prem Nagar, Laxmi Nagar, Govind Puri and Khajuri Khas are among the many most affected police stations, they mentioned.

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