New Delhi: Lockdown, it seems, is doing great for nature, wildlife and the crime rates of the cities. But still, can you believe that 181 snatching cases took place in Delhi — the snatchers’ paradise — between March 15 and March 31. One week into this time period, the country went into a 21-day lockdown which is still going on; public transport went off the roads, the number of cars plying on the roads too became fewer. Still, 181 snatching cases were reported. For the same period last year, the number was 294. The Delhi Police has released data related to the drop of crime rate in Delhi in the second half of March when the city locked itself down to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus. Even motor vehicles theft too didn’t fail to impress in a locked-down city with a total of 1,243 cases. Last year, the number of 1,982. Also Read - Delhi Police ASI on Duty Outside US Embassy Killed by Speeding Car
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Meanwhile, domestic abuse cases are on the rise. A study was done by experts that showed that domestic violence cases in the country have shot up since March 24. Statistics gathered by the National Commission for Women (NCW) showed that at least 58 women have complained about domestic violence between March 23 to March 30, most of them coming from North India, particularly Punjab.
Statistics gathered by the National Commission for Women (NCW) showed that at least 58 women have complained about domestic violence between March 23 to March 30, most of them coming from North India, particularly Punjab.
“The number has increased. Men are frustrated sitting at home and are taking out that frustration on women. This trend is especially seen in Punjab from where we have received many such complaints,” NCW chairperson Rekha Sharma had said.