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Crime in Delhi

O.P. Mishra

in Policing Delhi

Published in print April 2012 | ISBN: 9780198075950
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199080892 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075950.003.0004
Crime in Delhi

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This chapter analyses crime in Delhi and distinguishes between cognizable and non-cognizable crime. The first section discusses the general crime trends from 1912–94, while focusing more on violent crimes such as dacoity, robbery, and murder. It is followed by a study of the crime scenario in the police districts in Delhi, along with a complete analysis of the crime scenarios in each police district. This analysis covers the period from 1995–2006. In addition, the chapter highlights different crime trends, while using the total number of criminal cases that were registered under the different sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). Finally, the chapter presents the diverse political, social, and economic character of Delhi in the nature of the criminal activities in various places in the city.

Keywords: crime; Delhi; cognizable crime; non-cognizable crime; crime trends; violent crimes; crime scenario; Indian Penal Code; criminal activities

Chapter.  8473 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Urban and Rural Studies

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