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Delhi breathes a sigh of relief as crime graph nosedives post-demonetisation

Data Show That The Crimes With Financial Motive Have Registered A Sharp Decline Of 33% In The Capital Following The Demonetisation Exercise Carried Out By The Narendra Modi Government.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Kanishk Sharma | Updated on: 10 Dec 2016, 09:36:46 AM
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New Delhi:

The crime graph has dipped sharply in Delhi since the government pulled out high-value banknotes, police data show.

Data show that the crimes with financial motive have registered a sharp decline of 33% in the Capital following the demonetisation exercise carried out by the Narendra Modi government.

The data from November 9 to December 8 shows that the city witnessed 315 incidents of cash robbery, a number which is way less than the cases registered during the same period in 2015.

Interestingly, the city has not witnessed a single case of ransom in the past one month.

Police officials feel that the cash crunch might be the reason behind sudden fall in the crime graph post-demonetisation exercise.Murder cases too have gone slightly down during the 30-day period. 

Delhi Police registered 44 murder cases in the past month, five less as compared to the same period in 2015.

(With inputs from agencies)

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First Published : 10 Dec 2016, 09:30:00 AM