New Delhi: Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, G. Kishan Reddy, in a written reply to a question regarding serious crimes in Delhi, in Rajya Sabha today, said that there has been a decline of 7.7% in heinous crimes during the current year as compared to the last year. As reported by Delhi Police, the total heinous crimes registered during 2019 (upto 15 November 2019) is 4,628 as compared to 5,014 during the corresponding period in 2018.
The Minister said that Delhi Police has instituted a number of measures to both prevent and expeditiously detect crimes in the NCT of Delhi, of which major ones include action against organized crime, arrest and surveillance of notorious criminals, joint group patrolling in vulnerable areas, deployment of Police Control Room (PCR) Vans and Emergency Response Vehicles to enhance Police visibility, enhanced focus on beat policing, including through reorganisation of beats, closer surveillance of criminals, and citizen-centric policing through ‘Jan Sampark’ and other community approach programs.
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