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Delhi Police needs urgent steps to strenghten ties, regain faith of citizens; filling up vacancies key for quick probes, disposal of cases
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Delhi Police needs urgent steps to strenghten ties, regain faith of citizens; filling up vacancies key for quick probes, disposal of cases

The survey results show that of the total households surveyed in Delhi, 10 percent respondents witnessed crimes in the city, of which 57 percent did not report it to the police.

Dabholkar, Pansare murders: CBI, CID pin hope in forensics as investigations reach dead end, get rapped by Bombay HC
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Dabholkar, Pansare murders: CBI, CID pin hope in forensics as investigations reach dead end, get rapped by Bombay HC

Justices SC Dharamadhikari and Bharati Dangre rapped the CBI and CID of Maharashtra Police for their failure to apprehend the culprits in the murder of Narendra Dabholkar and Govind Pansare

Urban murders: In India, there's little understanding of the psychology of killers
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Urban murders: In India, there's little understanding of the psychology of killers

This is the second in a two-part series about the rising incidence of urban murders, which looks at the psychological perspective

Aspiration, greed, jealousy, malice: Cops explain why urban murders are on the rise in India
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Aspiration, greed, jealousy, malice: Cops explain why urban murders are on the rise in India

What can explain the uptick in murders in India despite data on homicides that says they are on the decline?

India short of 500,000 police officers: Here's how staffing is linked to crime rates
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India short of 500,000 police officers: Here's how staffing is linked to crime rates

India was short of more than half a million police officers on 1 January, 2015, the last date for which nationwide data are available, the Lok Sabha, Parliament’s Lower House, was told on 26 July, 2016

NCRB stats confirm Delhi's reputation as 'rape capital', show major rise in cases in Mumbai
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NCRB stats confirm Delhi's reputation as 'rape capital', show major rise in cases in Mumbai

NCRB statistics show that the number of reported cases of rape as a proportion of the total population is by far the highest in Delhi as compared to other cities in the year 2014.

Love affair, illnesses, exam failure and more: Infographic shows why Indians are committing suicide
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Love affair, illnesses, exam failure and more: Infographic shows why Indians are committing suicide

In 2014, 131,666 people committed suicide in India according to the National Crime Record Bureau report on Crime in India, 2014.

Bangalore: Buried in debts, techie tries to rob friend's wife, then kills her
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Bangalore: Buried in debts, techie tries to rob friend's wife, then kills her

A young techie was arrested on Monday for murdering his friend's wife, a homemaker, in Bengaluru's upscale eastern suburb, police said.

Ninety four percent of pickpockets held in Delhi Metro are women
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Ninety four percent of pickpockets held in Delhi Metro are women

An overwhelming majority of the pickpockets - 94 per cent - caught in the Delhi Metro network this year are women, an official data has revealed.

Shopkeeper rapes 14-year-old girl in Muzaffarnagar
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Shopkeeper rapes 14-year-old girl in Muzaffarnagar

A 14-year-old girl was raped by a shopkeeper in Sadar Bazar locality under Civil Lines police station here, police said on Thursday.

Badaun: Minor dalit girl gangraped, dies after hospital refuses treatment
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Badaun: Minor dalit girl gangraped, dies after hospital refuses treatment

A minor dalit girl was allegedly gangraped by three youths when she had gone to fetch water in Civil Lines area here, a senior police officer said on Wednesday.

Over a lakh suicides take place in India every year: Report
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Over a lakh suicides take place in India every year: Report

Over 100,000 people commit suicides in India every year on an average. The number of suicides in the past decade has recorded an increase of 21.6 percent.

Abu Salem gets bail in an extortion case, wins court's praise
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Abu Salem gets bail in an extortion case, wins court's praise

Extradited gangster Abu Salem was today granted bail in a 2002 extortion case by a Delhi Court, which also praised his "above board" conduct in jail.

Beware the middle class murderer: Why we suspect the Talwars
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Beware the middle class murderer: Why we suspect the Talwars

The Talwars maybe guilty or not, but more striking is the ease with which we've accepted the very possibility of such a crime thanks to a media-fueled paranoia that has us convinced, that all "ordinary" middle class folks are potential killers.

Why do we care more when NRIs go missing?
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Why do we care more when NRIs go missing?

What is it about Indian news media that causes them to believe that it's a story when an NRI goes missing (or is beaten up or mugged or raped or killed) but not when a similar incident happens within the country?

Firearms for everyone: It's so easy to buy a gun!
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Firearms for everyone: It's so easy to buy a gun!

Want a gun? It's a lot cheaper and easier than you'd guess. No wonder everyone from housewives to college kids are packing heat these days.

Kolkata postcard: dangerous dakus, red BB and policemen in tight pants
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Kolkata postcard: dangerous dakus, red BB and policemen in tight pants

A neighbourhood robbery reveals a beleaguered Kolkata police with many crosses to bear, including incoherent text messages and pants that fit too well.