Despite taking several steps by the
Commissionerate police to minimise the crime rate in the twin cities of
Bhubaneswar and Cuttack, it was disturbing to see that the crime rate in 2018
has increased by almost per cent as compared to the triennial average (TA) of
crimes reported in the previous three years.
The annual crime rate statistics was
released by Twin City Police Commissioner Satyajit Mohanty on Wednesday
On Thursday Mohanty informed, “While
crimes like murder, robbery, rape, accidents have increased in 2018, but police
have managed to reduce the instances of burglary, theft, swindling and riots.”
Explaining the crime statistics at a press
meet, Mohanty said rising population, urbanization, unemployment crisis are the
major factors of crimes which have altered the crime rates.
In 2018, the police control room received
15, 64,125 calls regarding various crimes, which clearly shows the upward trend
of crime rate.
“Theft and loot have turned a big
challenge for us. So, police will open the old files to check activities of the
criminals. The files of last 12 years will be examined. Our efforts will
continue to bring the habitual offenders to bar”, the commissioner added.