Slight decrease in crime rate in 2015 than preceding year

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KG News Desk
Srinagar, April 22: Jammu and Kashmir Police Chief K Rajendra Kumar on Friday released the crime gazette- 2015, which he said showed that lesser number of incidents related to crime were registered in 2015 than the preceding year.
Kumar released Crime Gazette-2015 at a high level meeting held at Police Headquarters (PHQ) here today, said a spokesman.
The gazette shows decreasing trend in crime scenario in the State during the year 2015 as compared to previous year.
It reveals that 25390 cases were registered under various heads of crime during the year as against 26907 cases during 2014.
It also shows decrease in the crime against women as 3535 cases were registered during the year as against 3714 during the corresponding year.
The gazette is firsthand information about the crime situation of the State and provides a vital database for strategy building and designing crime containment initiatives.
Speaking on the occasion, Rajendra said that investigation of special crimes is a major responsibility of Jammu and Kashmir Crime Branch and the agency has to improve its working by adopting latest methods of investigation helping speedy disposal of crime cases.
He said that the investigating agencies have to strengthen their mechanism and the civil society also has an important role to play in crime detection.
The DGP appreciated the efforts of State Crime Branch, saying that the initiative would help different wings of Jammu and Kashmir Police to assess and evaluate their performance and concentrate on improving their functioning in different fields of policing.
He asked for dedicated efforts by the investigating officers for speedy disposal of the cases, ensuring conviction of accused.
Kumar said that failure of investigation tells upon the performance of an agency which needs to be focused.