Most heinous crimes in Delhi committed by young novices

January 2nd, 2009 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Jan 2 (IANS) In a worrying trend, novices below 25 years committed 90 percent of the heinous crimes in the national capital, according to the Delhi Police annual crime report. The report, released by Delhi Police Commissioner Y.S Dadwal Friday, said of the majority of the total number of people convicted for heinous crimes - murder, attempt to murder, dacoity, robbery and kidnapping - were beginners below 25 years and came from the low income group.

In 2008, the capital reported 518 murder cases and 891 accused persons were arrested, of whom 95 percent were novices and below 25 years of age.

The trend was similar in the cases of attempt to murder reported in Delhi last year. A total of 650 people were accused and of them over 90 percent were novices.

In 21 cases of dacoity, 85 percent of the accused were beginners, while in the 1,022 cases of robbery, 89 percent of accused were novices.

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