Crime rate spikes in Rajasthan as lockdown rules ease | Jaipur News


JAIPUR: With the easing of lockdown, the state saw a 80% spike in crimes from April to May. While criminal activities had reduced considerably after the lockdown was imposed in March, it has picked up again, with a few categories such as murder witnessing an increase of more than 100%.
While there is an increase in crime from April to May, compared to May last year, there has been a dip in crimes for the month this year.

Although the numbers have increased in the past few months, the overall number of cases registered is fewer compared to last year. While the total number of cases registered in May 2019 was 22,519, it reduced to nearly half in May this year at 13,907. The number of cases registered in March this year was 14,733, which indicated that in the months of lockdown, crime cases took a dip. It reduced further to 7,710 in April but picked up again in May.
‘State cops working to curb crimes’
“This was always the concern for police. As soon as the lockdown eased, crimes were bound to increase. In categories like murder, abduction, rioting and theft, the jump has been more than other categories and police personnel are working non-stop to curb this,” said a senior police official.
Nearly a month after the lockdown was implemented, cases registered under various categories of crime in the state showed a decline by 51.16% in April compared to the same month last year. But the trend soon changed in the following month.
However, as compared to May 2019, the crime rate has gone down by 38.2% this year. But in May this year, 6,197 more cases has been registered compared to the previous month.

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