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Crime rate in North Goa up 59 per cent: CAG

The comptroller and auditor general of India (CAG) report has said that the crime rate in North Goa district during the period 2006 to 2011has increased by 59 per cent.

North Goa SP said that the crime rate is increased because of increase in migrate population, unemployment, etc.

The CAG report which was tabled in the state assembly said that the law and order of the district is controlled by the district superintendent of the police who is assisted by five deputy superintendents. There are 12 police stations and 27 outposts in the district, with total staff strength of 1,058 as on July 2011 against 1,064 in March 2006.

“The crime rate in the district has increased by 59 per cent over the last five years. The number of cases pending investigation in 2010-11 registered a sharp jump of over 377 per cent over the figures of 2009-10,” the CAG report points out.

The CAG said that the district superintendent of police in his reply said that the increase observed in criminal cases was due to hassle-free registration of crime, increase in migrant population, unemployment, etc.

“The steep increase in crimes, compounded with fewer convictions in 2010-11 required more effective policing,” the North SP replied to CAG.

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