Crime against women increased in the State

Saturday, December 30, 2017

DGP N.Sambasiva Rao at the year-end media conference said here today that the crime against women have gone up in the State.

He said that 13,495 cases were registered in 2017 as against 12, 931 in the last year. The increase was 4.36% compared to the last year. Harassment through phones, SMS, mails and social media, kidnaps, outraging of modesty and violation of the Dowry Prohibition Act, 1961 were on the rise. Cyber crimes also increased with 1,051 cases being booked against 718 in 2016, an increase of 46.38%, he said.

On road accidents, he said it had come down by 5.01%, 7,381 persons killed and 25,341 injured in 20,605 accidents. East and West Godavari districts and Kurnool districts stood top in road accidents while the higher number of fatal accidents occurred in East and West Godavari and Guntur (Rural) districts. Overall, 11,7,000 cases relating to various crimes were registered against 95,000 in the previous year.

On Naxal activity, the DGP said that 71 Maoists surrendered, 59 were arrested and two were killed in exchange of fire. The police booked 335 cases against red sanders smugglers, arrested 2,270 and seized 168 metric tonnes, he said.

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