Dimapur police on May 29 informed that the crime rate in the district has declined approximately by 60 per cent.
In a statement issued to the media, the police informed that during the lockdown period there has been a decline in the crime rate in the district, especially in extortion-related cases.
From May 5 to May 29, a total of 20 cases were registered in various Police Stations and 20 people were arrested in the district.
Of the cases registered, 6 were theft cases, 5 were extortion cases, 3 were cases under NLTP, 2 kidnappings and abduction, 2 robbery cases, 1 under Arms Act and, 1 was related to grievous hurt.
“Besides the enforcement of COVID-19 SOPs within the district, Dimapur Police has also been simultaneously carrying out intensive inter-state border patrolling especially in Niuland, Dhansiripar and West Zone areas,” the release stated.
The police further informed that armed mobile escorts are being provided to transport trucks and intensive mobile, foot patrolling personnel are also deployed round the clock for prevention and detection of crime to ensure public safety.