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3,623 crimes against women reported in 2018: Police

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Srinagar: Director General of Police, J&K,  Dilbag Singh released the annual edition of crime gazette for the year 2018 in conference hall at Police Headquarters Srinagar on Tuesday.

Dilbag Singh while unveiling the gazette congratulated the officers and officials of the State Crime Record Bureau of Crime Branch J&K, who remained associated with the compilation and publication of the Gazette.

The DGP said that this book depicts the crime trends and other statistics of crime in our State. He further added that this crime gazette would not only give an overview of crime status in various Police Stations of the State but also help to shape up our future policies and strategies for combating the crime.

“The crime gazette highlights increasing and decreasing trends in the crime scene in the State during the year 2018 and also depicts the comparison of crimes to previous year i.e 2017,” said a police spokesman in a statement.

“It is aimed to be distributed among the Police officers to get an insight about the crime rates and growing crimes in their jurisdictional areas so that the counter measures are taken strategically and effectively,” he said.

As per the Gazette, 27276 cases were registered under various heads of crime during the year 2018. A total of 26095 under investigation cases were disposed of by the Police. Out of these charge sheets were filed in 19458 cases. In crime against women 3623 cases were registered while 938 NDPS cases were registered during the year, said the spokesman.

“The crime gazette for which the data has been collected, tabulated and maintained by Crime Record Bureau was prepared and presented in the form of the book under the chairmanship of IGP Crime J&K S Ahfadul Mujtaba,” a police spokesman said.

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