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Report: 28 Percent Rise in Non-Heinous Crimes in Delhi

The cases of murder have increased, as per the Delhi Police data

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In 90 per cent cases of crime against women, it has been observed that the accused is someone known to victims. Wikimedia Commons

A total of 1,56,714 non-heinous cases of crime were reported in the national capital in 2019, up from 1,22,498 in 2018 till July 15, marking a 27.93 per cent rise, according to Delhi Police’s crime statistic data. The cases of murder have increased, as per the Delhi Police data.

The cases of murder in 2019, reported till July 15, stood at 283. The figure was 250 during the same period last year, the data revealed. However, a senior police officer said the number of crimes in Delhi under all the major heads have shown a declining trend, except 4.26 per cent increase in motor vehicle thefts and 50 per cent rise in other theft cases this year till July 15.

Till July 15 this year, 24944 cases of motor vehicle theft were reported, which was 23923 during the same period last year. Other theft cases were 102123, against 67760 in 2018 till now. “In all, 159649 cases were registered under the provisions of Indian Penal Code (IPC) till July 15 this year, as against 125669 in 2018.

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The cases of murder have increased, as per the Delhi Police data. Flickr

The statistics also showed that there is a slight rise of 1.5 percent in snatching cases. Till July 15, this year 3577 cases were reported as against 3524 in 2018. There is a big rise in crime against women. Till July 15 this year, cases of cruelty by husband and in-laws stood at 1936 till July 15 this year, against 1471 during the same period in 2018. In 90 per cent cases of crime against women, it has been observed that the accused is someone known to victims.

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The officer said one of the big reasons for rise in crime in the national capital is that unemployed youth staying in JJ clusters and unauthorised colonies adjacent to colonies of the opulent class resort to such activities after seeing the lifestyle of the rich that is replete with comfort and opulence.

They start harbouring the desire to become rich within a short period. This motivates them to try their hand at street crimes like snatching and robberies. Factors such as low income, unemployment and under employment, increasing charm of consumerism and materialism are the factors which continue to play their role behind the rising level of delinquency amongst the youths. (IANS)

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Air quality Improves in Delhi After Several Years

Delhi's air quality improves to 'Good', best in years

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According to the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting (Safar) and the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), the overall air quality index (AQI) of Delhi, which was at 47, falling in the good category. Pixabay

Delhi hasn’t breathed this clean in years. Rainfall in and around brought the capital’s air quality on Saturday to the “good” condition, while PM 2.5 levels, recorded at 15 by the US Embassy and 17 by Safar, were the lowest in this year.

According to the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting (Safar) and the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), the overall air quality index (AQI) of Delhi, which was at 47, falling in the good category.

The level of PM2.5 was recorded at 17 and the PM10 level was recorded at 31 on Saturday, Safar said. These denote levels of particulate matter, of two sizes up to 2.5 and 10 micrometres in diameter, in the atmosphere. In comparison, the AQI in New York was recorded at “good” at 17, at 34 in Frankfurt, while in London, it was “moderate” at 52.

A CPCB scientist said that in 2017, the city had witnessed the AQI recorded below 50 – at 42, but could not recall the exact date. The CPCB is recording AQI since 2015 and such good conditions have not been seen in the last four years.

Gufran Baig, scientist and programme director, SAFAR, said that this is the lowest AQI recorded this year and it will remain good for another two to three days. He said that the air quality has improved due to widespread rain received in the northern parts of the country.

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The air quality has improved due to widespread rain received in the northern parts of the country. Pixabay

“Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh, all areas surrounding are receiving a good amount of rainfall this year which is improving the air condition in the city. Such kind of rain was never received earlier so the air quality has never reached this level,” Baig said.

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Mahesh Palawat, Vice President, Meteorology and Climate Change, at private forecaster Skymet Weather told IANS that this was the longest spell of clean air experienced by Delhiites.

“The widespread rain has helped in improving air quality in Delhi as well as in Noida and Gurugram. Increased rainfall activity is likely to bring more respite in coming days,” he said, adding that the rain has helped in settling down pollutants. (IANS)