‘Crime figure rising but Uttar Pradesh police becoming people friendly’May 31st, 2009 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
Noida, May 31 (IANS) Admitting that the rise in crime figures in Ghaziabad was “not a good sign”, a senior official of the Uttar Pradesh Police Sunday claimed that the force had also become more public friendly and was registering more cases than earlier.
In 2007, a total of 19 robbery cases were registered in Ghaziabad, while in 2008, the figure was 16. This year (2009) since January 1, a total of 214 robbery cases have been registered.
Similarly, as many as 51 burglary cases were registered in 2008 while in 2009 so far, 114 cases have been registered. As many as 505 cases of auto theft were registered in 2008 while this figure has already reached 1,005 in 2009, Uttar Pradesh Additional Director General (ADG) Brij Lal told mediapersons here.
“It is not a good sign. The increase in crime figures is a natural phenomenon with the sharp increase in population. Therefore, the state has given clear directions to its police heads to come forward more openly not only in registration of cases but also to be more interactive with the public and its representatives,” Lal said.
The Noida crime figures and cases registered showed a marginal increase in 2009.