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Crime rate down by 24 pc: SSP

Motor vehicle theft is an area of concern with the police and efforts are on to bring down the menace by coordinating with the Mohali and Panchkula police...

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh |
March 28, 2009 1:03:14 am

“Motor vehicle theft is an area of concern with the police and efforts are on to bring down the menace by coordinating with the Mohali and Panchkula police,” said Senior Superintendent of Police S S Srivastava,while releasing crime figures of the year on Friday.

Talking about the success of the sector-sealing scheme in areas like Sector 22,the SSP indicated that the same may also be implemented in other sectors.

“In case of vehicle theft,we now flash messages to Panchkula and Mohali. A dedicated wing of the Crime Branch will look after vehicle thefts,” added Srivastava.

The SSP asserted that the crime rate this year has witnessed a sharp decline compared to the corresponding period last year.

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“There is a drastic fall in crime figures by 24 per cent compared to the corresponding period last year. While there were 1,027 cases registered upto March 15 last year,the figure stood at 777 this year,” said Srivastava.

While lauding the efforts of the Chandigarh Police,the SSP said crime figures in the city are constantly reviewed and the problem areas are subsequently addressed.

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