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Dimapur crime rate down by 60% during lockdown

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DIMAPUR, MAY 29: Dimapur has witnessed a drop in crime rate amidst the COVID-19 pandemic when most people are choosing to stay indoors.
According to the latest data from Dimapur Police, crimes like extortion, kidnapping and abduction, robbery, theft, NLTP, etc have seen a sharp drop during the period May 4 to 29.

With COVID-19 cases rising at an alarming rate in Dimapur, the State Government had declared the city as Containment Zone since May 4, followed by imposition of total lockdown across the State from May 14 to control the spread of corona virus. The lockdown, which will continue till June 11, has not only helped reduce the number of COVID-19 cases but also helped to reduce the city’s crime rate by around 60%.
Dimapur Police attribute this decline to strict implementation of lockdown norms.
According to data provided by the city police, a total of 20 cases were registered in various Police Stations in the District with the arrest of 20 individuals during the lockdown period (May 4 to 29).
“The crime rate witnessed a marked decline by approximately 60% especially in extortion related cases during the total lockdown”, said ADCP (Crime) & PRO Dimapur Police in a press note.
Almost all types of crimes saw a decline during the lockdown period. Only 5 extortion cases were registered and 7 people were arrested in this connection, while 2 cases of kidnapping and abduction were registered with 2 arrest. Other cases registered include robbery – 2, theft – 6, NLTP – 3, Arms Act – 1 and grievous hurt – 1.
Besides the enforcement of COVID-19 SOP within the District, Dimapur Police has also been simultaneously carrying out intensive Inter-State border patrolling especially in Niuland/Dhansiripar and West Zone areas, said the PRO.

Further armed mobile escorts are being provided to transport trucks and intensive mobile/foot patrolling is also deployed round the clock for prevention and detection of crime to ensure public safety, he said.
(Page News Service)