While bars are functioning in violation of curfew hours, robberies are on the rise and murders reported, top police officers stay mum.
G Gouri Sankar, Deputy Director-General explained the importance of the awareness creation among the public about mobile-related security aspects as various financial frauds are on the rise.
Among the five metropolitan cities, while Chennai witnessed a rise in crime rate, Mumbai, Delhi and Bengaluru witnessed a downward trend in the number of crimes.
Incidents of sexual harassment and offences against children significantly increased during Covid induced lockdown/shutdown last year too.
More disputes as compared to the previous year were reported last year over conflicts concerning religion, sect, caste, agriculture, money, water and land despite the ongoing pandemic
Telangana has witnessed an overall increase of over 12 per cent in the crimes in the year 2020, when compared to the year 2019.
Earlier, a majority of chain-snatching cases were filed from urban areas, but after the lockdown was lifted, these crimes are being witnessed in rural areas too.
While four of a family were found dead in a suspected suicide pact case, six of another family were axed to death due to personal rivalry on the outskirts of Vizag.
Uttar Pradesh accounted for 9.5 per cent of total IPC crimes reported in the country followed by Madhya Pradesh (8.9 per cent), Maharashtra (8.8 per cent) and Kerala (8.7 per cent).
National Crime Records Bureau report: Delhi tops with 40 per cent share of crimes committed in cities
Delhi reported nearly 40 per cent of rape cases and nearly 29 per cent of cruelty by husband and his relatives, and dowry deaths.