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Karnataka ranks third in violent crimes

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By Shantanu Sinha

Bangalore, Oct 25: Karnataka Records high number of violent crimes like Robbery, Chain snatching and assaults. Hulimavu, Benerghatta road and other such residential places are very prone to such incidents.

Report released by National Crime Record Bureau, Bangalore have witnessed high intensity crime rates in the year 2014-15 lagging behind UP and Maharashtra. .

Residents are now hesitant to walk on roads in areas like Hulimavu, BTM layout because of the frequency of chain snatching that takes place. More than 200 cases are recorded this year regarding chain snatching in Bangalore. More than 1906 robbery cases have been filed in the state constituting more than 5% of the country according to NCRB (National Crime Record Bureau).

Sangeeta(41), Housewife and a resident of Hulimavi said” I was robbed by an unknown assailant riding a high power motorcycle, I was on a daily schedule of morning walk when this happened. The assailants snatched my expensive earrings and Mobile phone that I was carrying with me.

Raman (35) shopkeeper near Meenakshi Mall said “One early morning I saw two motorbikes came at high speed and not took more than a minute to snatch a women’s bag and sped instantly leaving no trace”

ManjuNath Inspector crime branch in Bangalore poilice says”More than 20 cases come up every every month and old women are easy targets for the assailants. CCTV cameras are installed in areas like Mysore road which is helping them to curb the situation

B.B. Ashok Thakur retired police official and a crime expert said” These crimes are organized and it is rising because of growing population, and profit making with less risks in such crimes. Strict police vigilance can be the only way to curb such crimes.”

“With ever growing population within the city such crimes are inevitable but proper police actions and vigilance can help in reducing such crimes.” He says

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