GUWAHATI, Dec 30 � While peace talks between the Government and the banned insurgent outfits gained momentum in the year 2011, there was hardly any respite for the common man when it came to ensuring safety and security of lives and property.
Like previous years, the year 2011 was marked by utter failure of the law-and-order machinery, a fact evident by a whopping 52,560 cognizable crime cases registered in the State till September.
Noticeably, compared to last year, this year the rate in which crime cases were reported, took a steep leap.
While 973 murder cases were reported across the State till September, the number of rape, abduction, dacoity, robbery, extortion, burglary, theft and rioting cases stood at 1312, 2887, 230, 670, 763, 2666, 6290 and 1823 respectively.
Similarly, over 700 cases of criminal breach of trust, 1123 cases of cheating and 45 cases of counterfeiting were registered during the same period.
Besides, 31,752 cases under various sections of Indian Penal Code were registered with different police stations of the State. Moreover, 346 cases of Arms Act, 102 cases of Essential Service Act and 869 cases of other Acts find place in the crime register this year.
Besides, 1317 number of cases were also registered under local and special laws.