50% Drop In Crimes Against Women Last Year, Says Dgp | Guwahati News


GUWAHATI: Crimes against women in Assam have recorded a 50% drop last year, police data have claimed.
Cyber crimes and robberies in the state also showed a downward trend last year as did other crimes, the data said. Overall, Assam recorded a 48% drop in cases related to different crimes reported last year.
DGP Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta, while addressing a press conference here at the police headquarters in Guwahati on Monday, said, “The crimes reported in the state have come down remarkably due to various measures taken by Assam police like cracking down on the crime syndicates, keeping a close watch on repeat offenders, increased visibility and identification of hotspots. The percentage of filing chargesheets has also gone up to 48% in the year 2022 as against 39% in the previous year.”
He said the average cases of crimes against women per year from 2017 to 2021 was over 27,000. “Such cases drastically dropped in the state last year due to setting up of special cells for women, capacity building and sensitisation programmes for Assam police. Moreover, crimes against children also came down last year by 18% due to various initiatives, including setting up of anti-human trafficking units in each district,” he added.
Assam Police were successful in bringing down cyber crimes in the state by initiating prompt action against the cyber fraudsters, monitoring of social media platforms 24×7 for unlawful posts and those against women and children. “The round-the-clock cyber fraud call centre was also successful in tracing and freezing over Rs 6 crore recovered from cyber fraud amounts pertaining to 2,177 cases with a success rate of more than 18%,” the DGP added.
Assam police, which waged a war against drugs after the chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma-led government took over in May 2021, registered 2,878 cases under NDPS Act in 2022 against 2,271 in 2021. Over 4,000 drug traffickers were arrested last year.
The DGP said the use of technology and forensics is now the focus area of the department and a lot of steps have been taken to use scientific aid in investigation and to set up new regional and mobile forensic science laboratories in various parts of the state along with upgrade of the state forensic labs in Guwahati.


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