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Crime rate decline in 2008; extortion, kidnap etc., rise
Correspondent KOHIMA, JAN 6 (NPN):
Published on 7 Jan. 2009 1:41 AM IST
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Nagaland witnessed an over all declined crime rate in statistic during the year 2008, but the same was marred by an increasing trend of kidnapping, extortion and riots. Official crime statistics of 2008 upto November 30 indicated that the overall crime rate declined with a total 852 registered cases during the period as against 1127 cases registered in the previous year. However, there was an increasing trend of kidnapping, abductions, extortions, riots, theft and crimes under arms act. Altogether, 35 cases of abduction and kidnapping against 19 cases in the previous year, 65 cases of extortions against 59, 12 cases of riots against 8, 152 cases of theft against 34 and 82 cases under Arms Act against 33 were registered during the period. Among other major crimes which indicated a decline included culpable homicide not amounting to murder, rape, robbery, burglary, breach of trust, cheating, cases under NPDS/DC Act, prohibition Act and Explosive Act. No case was registered under attempt to murder, dacoity, and counterfeit, Excise Act, Foreigners Act and Passport Act during the period.

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