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‘Crime against senior citizens minimal’

‘Crime against senior citizens minimal’

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  20 March 2018 12:00 AM GMT

From A Correspondent

Itagar, March 19: Crime in Aruchal Pradesh is minimal when it refers to senior citizens. As per the Home Ministry statistics, Aruchal Pradesh reported less than 10 cases of crimes against senior citizens between 2014 and 2016.

Uttarakhand and two other northeastern states -Assam and galand - also reported less than 10 such cases in the period.

Individually, Maharashtra topped the list with 3,981, 4,561 and 4,694 cases in 2014, 2015 and 2016 respectively. No cases of crime against senior citizens were registered in Jammu and Kashmir between 2014 and 2016, the data show.

Home Minister Kumar Waii told in the just concluded state Assembly that crimil cases in the state have margilly increased in 2017 with 2,731 cases registered during the year.

“Heinous crime like murder, attempt to murder, rape, kidpping, dacoity and robbery have slightly decreased in 2017 (363 cases) in comparison to 2016 where 366 cases were registered,” Waii said. He also said there was reduction in number of rape cases in 2017 with only 63 cases reported while 92 cases were registered in 2016.

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