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Crime rate plummets during lockdown

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Kathmandu, April 12

Criminal actions have decreased drastically in Kathmandu Valley within the final 20 days as a result of government-imposed nationwide lockdown from March 24.

A comparative information of 10 days from March 14 to March 23 (earlier than the start of the lockdown) and the final 20 days of lockdown exhibits that crime fee has decreased by 86 per cent in the course of the lockdown.

A examine carried out by THT consists of 12 kinds of crimes — rape, homicide, try and homicide, drug abuse and trafficking, cyber crimes, theft, social offence, banking offence, black advertising and marketing, swindling, vehicular accidents and kidnapping.

Kathmandu valley had seen a complete of 10 rapes in 10 days simply earlier than the lockdown, whereas there have been solely three reported circumstances of rape in the course of the 20- day lockdown interval. There was no file of homicide in the course of the lockdown whereas three murders had been recorded within the 10-day timeframe previous to the lockdown.

Similarly, solely 5 circumstances of cyber crime and one theft case had been recorded in 20 days of lockdown in comparison with 18 circumstances of cyber crime and twenty circumstances of theft registered within the 10 days previous to the lockdown. One individual was arrested on the cost of social offence in the course of the lockdown whereas the quantity was 59 within the 10 days earlier than the lockdown. The examine doesn’t embrace lockdown violators.

Suicide fee, nevertheless, remained static throughout this era. Nepal police file exhibits that usually one individual commits suicide in Kathmandu Valley in a day. During the 20 days lockdown, 18 individuals dedicated suicide whereas 13 had dedicated suicide within the 10 days previous to the lockdown.

The variety of unintended deaths akin to drowning, falling and catching hearth have additionally remained nearly comparable. A complete of 45 individuals had met unintended deaths within the 20 days of lockdown, whereas 24 individuals confronted unnatural loss of life within the ten days earlier than the lockdown.

SSP Shyam Lal Gyawali, spokesperson for Metropolitan Police Commissioner Office, Ranipokhari, stated the crime fee declined in the course of the lockdown as individuals had been shut inside their homes. “Restaurants and eateries have been shut down and night time life within the metropolis has come to a halt, which has additionally contributed to say no within the crime fee. Alcohol and drug abuse are the most typical causes of violence within the metropolis,” he added.

A model of this text seems in e-paper on April 13, 2020 of The Himalayan Times.

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