As per Shimla Police report, Crime has reduced marginally as a total of 1888 FIRs were registered in total fifteen Police Stations of Shimla District compared to 1892 registered in 2012.

Crime under IPC has increased from 1570 cases in 2012 to 1586 cases in 2013. However, under Local and Other Special Laws FIRs have decreased from 322 to 302 cases.

Shimla Police has registered 11 cases of murder and claiming to solve 8 out of them were solved. 32 cases of rape were reported this year and 31 of them have been solved.

Theft and Burglary cases have shown slight increase or around 2%. 157 cases of theft were registered in which property worth 129 lacs was stolen out of which property worth 61 lacs was recovered by Police. In 161 cases of burglary property worth 147 lacs was stolen out of which 20 lacs was recovered. 17 cases have been registered under SC/ST (POA) Act and one case was registered under Prevention of Corruption Act.

In the report, accidental cases have shown slight increase from 379 to 395 cases, but fatalities in the accidents have decreased from 186 last year to 153 this year. Number of injured persons in accidents has also decreased from 663 to 217.

Vigilance Department has caught two police officials red handed accepting bribe. Investigation of these cases was under taken by 200 Investigation Officers of Police Station, Special Investigation Unit, Women & Child Support Unit and Supervisory Officers. Figure of Pending Investigation cases at the end of year was close to 15%. The conviction rate was around 20%. A total of 5575 complaints were also enquired by Police out of which 874 were received by SMS, 87 through E-Samadhan and 874 through web-portal of HP Police.

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