Crime against women reduced 7% in Tripura: Law Minister Ratanlal Nath

ANI Agartala, Tripura, India Jan 03, 2020, 12.13 PM(IST)

Ratanlal Nath Photograph:( ANI )

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The Law Minister claimed that after the change in the regime in Tripura, the crime rate has gone down while the conviction rate has increased and it reveals that the state's law and order are improving.

The crime rate against women in Tripura has reduced by seven per cent during the last two years of the BJP-IPFT rule in the state, said Ratanlal Nath, state Law Minister.

"As statistics show a growth rate of crime against women in other parts of the country, in north-eastern Tripura state, it has come down by seven per cent. The crime rate against women in Tripura has reduced from 25 per cent in 2016-2017 to 18.23 per cent during the last two years of BJP-IPFT rule in the state," said Nath.

According to Nath during the year 2016 and 2017 out of the total 7,888 criminal cases, the number of cases of crimes against women was 1,974 at a rate of 82.25 crimes per month.

"However, during the following two years (2018 and 2019) out of a total, 10,521 criminal cases reported incidents of crime against women were 1,919 and at a rate 79 crimes registered per month," Nath added.

Earlier Nath also gave detailed statistics along with the year-wise breakup of the crime figure of the state during the Left Front's last two years and the first two years BJP-IPFT government which came to power in early 2018.

The Law Minister claimed that after the change in the regime in Tripura, the crime rate has gone down while the conviction rate has increased and it reveals that the state's law and order are improving.

"All other crime indicators including incidents of murder, rape, molestation, torture in the state during the last two years have reduced, which is a healthy sign. However, the government is not happy with this as it wants to bring the crime rate to zero," said Nath.