By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, Feb 26: Guwahatians beware! Frauds are on the prowl! Hot on their heels are thieves, burglars, robbers, murderers and others. They are here with newer tricks.
The number of cheating cases was 435 in the city in 2014, 75 of them were under Dispur Police Station. The figure rose to 636 in 2015 and 845 in 2016. In Dispur police station alone 296 cheating cases were registered in 2016, the highest in the city.
The number of theft cases in the city was 3,189 in 2014. The number of such cases rose to 2,799 in 2015 and 3,030 in 2016. Thieves are ones who make city dwellers pass sleepless nights.
Burglary is another mece that has kept both the police and the residents of the city on their toes. The number of burglary cases in the city was 923 in 2014. The number fell slightly to 802 in 2015 only to rise to 950 in 2016.
Robbery is yet another mece that keeps the city dwellers throb their hearts fast. The number of robbery cases in the city in 2014 was 246. The figure rose to 282 in 2015 and 288 in 2016.
Unlike this rising trend, the number of murder cases, however, keeps falling, so is that of rape cases, in the city. The number of murder cases in the city was 87 in 2014, 84 in 2015 and 75 in 2016. The number of rape cases in the city maintains a falling trend since 2014 when the figure was 97. The number of such cases was 80 in 2015 and 72 in 2016.
The total number of cases registered in the police stations under the Guwahati Police Commissionerate was 13,124. The figure rose to 13,278 in 2015 and 13,757 in 2016. The highest numbers of all such cases were registered in Dispur police station, as many as 3,218 in 2016.