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Cases on the rise in city

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  18 Jan 2016 12:00 AM GMT

By our Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Jan 17: What’s wrong in the very approach to control crimes in Guwahati? If the very records of the City Police Commissionerate are taken as the yardstick to gauge the crime rates in the city, it comes to light that the situation is fast going from bad to worse. What’s even more serious is that the situation has not taken a turn for the better even after the city has been brought under a police commissionerate.

According to the Police Commissionerate’s own statistics, the number of cases registered in various police stations in the city has shown a rising trend from 2006 to 2015. According to the records, the number of cases registered in the police stations in Guwahati in 2006 was 5,896. It was 6,337 in 2007; 7,444 in 2008; 7,254 in 2009; 9,371 in 2010; 10,946 in 2011; 11,490 in 2012; 12,677 in 2013; 13,121 in 2014 and 13,274 in 2015.

In 2015 when the city was brought under a police commissionerate, the month-wise numbers of cases registered in the city are 943 in January, 1086 in February, 1,143 in March, 1,062 in April, 1,095 in May, 1,057 in June, 1,270 in July, 1,125 in August, 1,153 in September, 1,176 in October, 1,102 in November and 1,056 in December.

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