Unsafe Delhi! Six rapes everyday


NEW DELHI, 24 Nov: The stocking Capital is calling to take cognizance towards its crime graph as nearly 60% people in Delhi do not feel safe in the city, according to a survey by an NGO.

The survey ‘whitepaper’ on “State of Policing and Law and Order in Delhi”, was done by NGO Praja Foundation.

It revealed that 67% people do not feel secure for women, children and senior citizens in their own area, while 25% people do not even inform police about the incident.

In 2014, a total of 2,075 cases of rape were reported which hiked to 2,338 in 2015 even as the survey stated that six rapes happen in the capital everyday.

Shockingly, in about 40% rape cases of 2015, the victims were minors.

While there were 12,913 complaints registered against Delhi Police personnel in 2015 there were only seven cases in which the police officials were charge sheeted, claimed the survey.

It also said a disciplinary action was started against 1,057 police personnel during the year.

Nearly 13,577 burglary cases were reported in 2015.

However,  in Mumbai 33% people  did not feel safe for women, children and senior citizens in their own locality.

In old Delhi’s Chandni Chowk area, nearly 75% people do not feel safe for women, children and senior citizens, claimed the survey.

The NGO collected data through the survey of more than 29,950 households, 60% of the population doesn’t feel safe in Delhi and 64% of people do not feel safe while commuting in Delhi.

The maximum number of people felt unsafe while travelling in South Delhi, according to the findings.

It also highlighted the fact that a close to 25% of people who have been victims have not approached police as they “don’t have any faith in the police/legal system” as compared to Mumbai where 13% of the people had similar thoughts.

Among those who had reported about a crime to police, 29% expressed satisfaction with police’s response.

 Wefornews Bureau

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