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Delhi Police has reported that due to various proactive crime preventive strategies, the trend of crime has shown decline under various categories. The number of heinous crimes registered has come down from 11,187 in 2015 to 8,238 in 2016. Comparison of heinous crime figures of 2015 and 2016 shows a decline of 26.36%. Dacoity has reduced by 38.67%, Murder by 7.37%, Attempt to Murder by 16.1%, Robbery by 35.72%, Riot by 39.23%, Kidnapping for Ransom by 36.11% and Rape by 2% in year 2016.

The various concrete measures taken by Delhi Police to check the incidents of crime in the city, inter-alia, include dynamic identification/ mapping of crime-prone areas and strategic deployment of police resources including pickets, foot patrolling and the PCR vans to enhance visibility and prevent crime, deployment of Emergency Response Vehicles (ERVs) and Quick Response Teams (QRTs) in police stations having crime prone areas under their jurisdiction, carrying out regular integrated checking in the area of all police stations, Group Patrolling depending upon the pattern of crime, stationing ‘Parakram Vehicles’ at various vulnerable places in the capital to thwart any untoward incident, maintaining effective surveillance over active criminals and bringing dark patches to the notice of civic agencies for immediate action. In addition to the above, various measures are also taken by Delhi Police to ensure safety and security of vulnerable groups, namely, women, children, senior citizens and people from North East States.

This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Hansraj Gangaram Ahir in a written reply to question by Shri Motilal Vora in the Rajya Sabha today.

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