Delhi Police on Saturday held their half-yearly press briefing in order to have better communication with the media and to inform the general public about the state of law and order in the capital.
“Since both the media and police intend to further better society, it is imperative for both to interact more often and in a more healthy manner. The press highlights lapses on the part of police and we welcome these reports. At the same time, there are reports which we might feel have not been fairly written. Through more effective interactions, we can discuss these matters amongst ourselves. This press briefing is in view of the same,” a senior police officer said.
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Discussing the latest law and order situation in the capital, police said there has been a marginal fall in the number of rape cases registered this year (till April 30) — 621 cases as compared to 640 during the same period last year. Cases of molestation, however, saw a rise from 1,255 last year to 1,474 this year.
Crimes like murders saw a fall from 184 last year to 165 this year while attempt to murder cases rose from 209 last year to 225 this year. Other street crimes like cases of motor vehicles theft, dacoity and burglary, however, have seen a steady increase. Cases of snatching stand at 3,087 as compared to 2,587 last year. Motor vehicle theft rose to 9,112 from 6,519, burglary rose to 4,203 from 3,037 and robbery rose to 2,218 from 1,537.