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60 pc people in Delhi feel unsafe: NGO

Thursday, Nov 24, 2016,14:05 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

New Delhi | According to a ‘whitepaper’ on “State of Policing and Law and Order in Delhi”, released by NGO Praja Foundation, about 67 per cent people do not feel secure for women, children and senior citizens in their own locality here while 25 per cent people do not inform police after an incident.

A total of 2075 cases of rape were reported in 2014 which increased to 2338 in 2015 even as the survey stated that six rapes happen in the capital everyday.

Also, in about 40 per cent rape cases, reported in 2015, the victims were minors, it said.
While there were 12,913 complaints registered against Delhi Police personnel in 2015 there were only seven cases in which the police personnel were chargesheeted, claimed the survey.

It also said, disciplinary action was initiated against 1057 police personnel during the year.
A total of 13,577 burglary cases were reported in 2015.

According to it, 67 per cent of the people did not feel safe for women, children and senior citizens in their own locality as compared to Mumbai where 33 per cent people echoed similar sentiments.

In old Delhi’s Chandni Chowk area, almost 75 per cent people do not feel safe for women, children and senior citizens in Chandni Chowk, claimed the survey.

According to the data collected by the NGO through survey of over 29,950 households, 60 per cent of the population doesn’t feel safe in Delhi and 64 per cent of people do not feel safe while commuting in Delhi.

These results present a stark contrast to Mumbai where the survey claimed that 29 per cent population didn’t feel safe there and 31 per cent of the people don’t feel secure while commuting within the city.

The maximum number of people felt unsafe while travelling in South Delhi, according to the findings.

It also highlighted the fact that a close to 25 per cent of people who have been victims have not approached police as they “don’t have any faith in the police/legal system” as compared to Mumbai where 13 per cent of the people had similar thoughts.

Among those who had reported about a crime to police, 29 per cent expressed satisfaction with police’s response.

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