Dimapur records highest criminal cases in Nagaland

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HT Correspondent

DIMAPUR, Oct 29: Dimapur district recorded the highest number of criminal cases among the 11 districts of Nagaland from 2013 till June 30, 2018, according to a crime data of Nagaland police headquarters (PHQ). Longleng district reported the lowest number of cases.

Out of the 5785 crimes registered under Indian Penal Code (IPC) in the state during the period, Dimapur district alone accounts for 3250 cases. This is more than the total number of cases registered in other 10 districts of the state.

As per the PHQ data, the district accounted for 551 IPC cases in 2013, 510 in 2014, 510 in 2014, 658 in 2015 700 in 2016, 575 in 2017 and 256 till June 30, 2018.

The crime heads included murder, attempt to murder, culpable homicide not amounting to murder, rape, kidnapping and abduction, dacoity, robbery, burglary, theft, criminal breach of trust, cheating, forgery, counter feting, extortion, rioting and other IPC crimes.

Out of these, theft cases topped the chart with the highest 301 cases registered in 2016. While crime on ‘riot’ witnessed the least with just seven cases—two cases in the year 2014, four in 2015 and one in 2017.

Except for 2015, no criminal cases under culpable homicide not amounting to murder were registered in 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2018. There were 15 cases registered under ‘dacoity’ from 2013 to 2015.

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