The Lt. Governor (LG) of Delhi Anil Baijal has advised Delhi Police to analyze the emerging crime trends on a regular basis and make its website and mobile apps more interactive in order to get transparent and robust feedback from the people.
Baijal was holding a Law & Order meeting Wednesday to review the general crime situation in Delhi focusing on pattern, trends, possible causes, and lessons learnt. The meeting was attended by Chief Secretary, Delhi, Pr. Secretary (Home), Commissioner of Police, Delhi, and other Delhi Police officers.
Delhi Police informed that various initiatives like zero-tolerance for non-registration on account of jurisdictional issues; online registration of crime through e-FIR, mobile apps, etc. have encouraged the residents of Delhi to report any crime in a hassle-free manner.
According to Delhi Police, total heinous crimes that include murder, rape, riot, dacoity, etc. have declined by 24% to 5581 cases as compared to 7347 cases in the same period in 2016 (1st January-15th November).
The Lt. Governor directed that the quality of investigation especially in the cases related to women be improved with higher focus on collection of scientific evidence in a systematic and time-bound manner, so as to ensure fool-proof detection and prosecution.
He appreciated the efforts made by Delhi Police to nab the criminals engaging in organized crime as well as the intensive drive for seizure of illegal arms and ammunitions. At the same time, the LG stated that the ultimate endeavour should be to strike at the root of the supply and demand chain so that the sale of such illegal arms can be effectively curbed.
Chaired Crime review meeting with Delhi Police. Preventive measures like integrated patrolling & dynamic picketing to be intensified. Women safety prime focus. Police to share information with Excise Department to check excise offences. Community engagement remains the key. pic.twitter.com/jyDjeUARe3
— LG Delhi (@LtGovDelhi) November 29, 2017
The Lt. Governor advised Delhi Police to work on systemic reforms that shall not only bring about a significant impact on prevention of crimes through community outreach and robust surveillance but also enhance the quality of investigation and prosecution, ensuring that those who commit crimes are punished swiftly and appropriately.
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