Last year, the national capital witnessed a 24.05 per cent rise in crime over 2014, a spike which Delhi Police Commissioner B S Bassi attributed to the policy of free and fair registration of FIRs.
“From goat theft to stealing of Rs 20, we registered every relevant FIR. It is really satisfactory as per the expectation of people of Delhi,” said the police chief Monday.
The free and fair registration of cases, however, is not new. In 1998, then Delhi Police Commissioner VN Singh had also ordered such a policy.
Data compiled by Delhi Police reveals that of the cases reported in 2015, about 27 per cent were solved.
“Along with truthful registration comes the onus of prevention and detection of crime, and Delhi Police has given an excellent account in this regard. A total of 49,903 IPC cases, including 6,328 heinous ones, were solved in 2015 as compared to 43,431, including 5,784 heinous cases, in the previous year,” said Bassi.
“The figures in terms of cases solved by the police went up in connection with robbery, kidnapping for ransom, rapes, extortion, snatching and molestation,” said Bassi.
While cases of murder dropped by 3.91 per cent, rape and molestation cases increased by 0.48 and 24.15 per cent. The highest spike of 40.03 per cent was witnessed in cases of vehicle thefts, while a 16.45 per cent rise was witnessed in robbery, and 35.71 per cent in snatching.