Rape, chain-snatching cases decrease in S Goa

NT NETWORK

MARGAO
Cases of rape and chain snatching in some police stations in South Goa have been decreasing, while the number of kidnapping cases is slowly going up. Overall the crime situation in South Goa has improved during the first six months of 2018.
As many as 19 cases of kidnappings were registered by various police stations in South Goa for the first six months of 2018 of which 16 have been detected. Last year during the same period 14 cases of kidnapping were registered and all were detected.
In the entire year of 2017, 29 cases of kidnapping were registered by various police stations in South Goa of which 28 were detected while in the year 2016 the number of kidnapping cases had gone up to 47 and 40 of them were detected.
According to police, the overall kidnappings/abductions have not increased but decreased. Police said that in the entire 2017, 29 cases were registered and except for one all cases were detected. Police said that in the year 2016, the number of kidnapping cases were 47 and 40 were detected. Police claim that this year for the first six months cases of kidnapping were under control and detection rate has also improved.
Police said unlike in other major cities most cases are not carried out by professional gangs. In most cases, the culprits are either relatives or acquaintances. In many cases, the victims are minors.
Statistics with regard to chain snatching has shown a decrease. For the first six months of 2018 only 2 cases of chain snatching were reported in South Goa and both were detected.
For the first six months of 2017 only one case of chain snatching was reported which is pending investigation. Five cases of chain snatching were reported in 2017 out of which 3 were detected while in 2016, 10 cases of chain snatching were reported and 3 were detected.
Cases of rape declined in 2018 for the first six months. In all 19 cases of rape were reported and 18 were solved, while in the year 2017, 21 cases of rape were reported in South Goa and all were detected.

Source:: The Navhind Times

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