People are celebrating the start of the New Year hoping that 2018 will be different from the last year which was a year with murder, kidnapping and snatching for the people of Hyderabad district. Recently a street crime report for 2017 was revealed reflecting the poor security situation of the city & district.
The report indicates that neither the life nor the wealth of people were safe during the last year. The statistics reveal the situation of Hyderabad:
- 40 people were killed
- 18 cases of rape were registered
- 114 children were kidnapped
- 1 children was kidnapped for ransom
- 72 cases of snatching
- 212 cars were snatched or stolen
- 122 stock animals were stolen
Hyderabad Police claim that they killed 11 criminals, injured & arrested 85 in police encounters. They also claimed that 2 terrorists, 2 kidnappers and 16 extortionists were arrested.
2565 cases were filed from 1st January to 27th December 2017 in which 3267 suspects were arrested. This year police also carried out strict actions against shopkeepers selling Indian Gutka, main puri, alcohol and drugs. Police claims that 45 gangs and groups of criminals were destroyed hoping that this year the crime rates will be reduced.