Crime Rate Increased In Cyberabad: CP Sajjanar

There was a decrease of 22.7% in fatal road accidents and a drop of 18.66% in crime against women along with a 12.24% decrease in cases related to crime against children, informed Police Commissioner

Hyderabad: Increase in crime rate marked year for Cyberabad Police limts, where there was increase of 6.65% in overall number of cases registered.

Addressing annual press conference, Cyberabad CP VC Sajjanar said number of cases registered during 2020 were 24,868, as against 23,320 cases registered in 2019.

However, there was a decrease of 22.7 % in fatal road accidents and 18.66 % in crime against women along with 12.24% decrease in crime against children.

    Crime Rate Increased In Cyberabad: CP SajjanarCrime Rate Increased In Cyberabad: CP Sajjanar

Cyberabad also reported an increase of 135 % in cybercrime and a 42 % increase in economic offences as well.

“We also kept vigil with an unswerving commitment to tackle crimes that arose out of socio-economic inequalities which came under sharp focus during this period, We dealt with them effectively as we had anticipated well in advance and special teams were spread out to distant areas to curtail different crimes, We observed that due to the lockdown and work from home facilities, fraudsters got plenty of options to cheat people online, leading to increase in cybercrime cases,” Sajjanar added.

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