Indians suffer over Rs 13 cr loss due to thefts in 2013
The year 2013 witnessed theft ofvaluables worth Rs 13,219 crore, second highest of the decade, as per the data by the National Crime Records Bureau.
New Delhi : The year 2013 witnessed theft ofvaluables worth Rs 13,219 crore, second highest of the decade, as per the data by the National Crime Records Bureau.
The amount recorded is the second highest in the lastdecade. However, the recovery percentage rate by the policewas second lowest.
The police was able to recover stolen articles worth only1,762 crore from all over the country during the period.
A senior police officer said that the value has gone highmainly because of the increase in prices of various productsover the years.
“Value of articles have gone up drastically over thedecade. The highest number of share in the stolen articles isof vehicles. In Delhi where the number of vehicles equals tothat of total number of vehicles in Kolkata, Chennai and Mumbai, 30 per cent of stolen articles are vehicles,” the
He further said that a decade ago value of vehicle were comparatively very low than what they are priced at today, which has again contributed majorly in the recorded number.
Cash, jewellery, and vehicles remain on the top in the list of stolen articles, police said.
Year 2012 was the worst performer with thefts worth 21,07,194 lakhs and recoveries made were only worth 1,41,793 lakh rupees, during the last decade.
The percentage change recorded over the decade in the value of property stolen rose to 661.9 per cent with the percentage recovery rate being -48.3 per cent.
The data shows that year 2010 recorded the highest number of recoveries of the stolen property with the percentage recovery rate being 28.9 per cent, highest of the decade.
State wise, Maharashtra stood at the top with thefts recorded worth Rs 4,315 crore, followed by 3,048 crores in Goa.
The data also revealed that in recovering stolen goods in 2013, Tamil Nadu stood ahead of all with the highest rate of recovery at 73.6 per cent, followed by Sikkim with 51.9 per cent, Andhra Pradesh 51.7 per cent, and Rajasthan 50.7 per cent.
However, the worst states in recovering stolen goods last year are Goa with 0.1 per cent of recovery percentage rate, Kerala with 2 per cent, and Manipur with 3.3 per cent.