Rachakonda police sees 7% rise in crime rate in 2023: Annual report

Rachakonda police also logs 50 detentions under PD Act and 89% 'conviction in major crimes', which is more than any other Commissionerate in Telangana

Hyderabad: The Rachakonda Commissionerate has witnessed a seven percent increase in the number of crimes registered within its jurisdiction in 2023 as compared to the previous year. The police registered as many as 30,148 cases in 2023 while the number stood at 27,864 in 2022.

However, the Rachakonda police also stood first in Telangana under ‘Convictions of Major Crime Heads’ category for fifth consecutive year in 2023, as per the annual report released by police on Wednesday, December 27.

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In 2019, ‘Convictions of Major Crime Heads’ registered by Rachakonda police was 52%. It went up to 71% in 2020, and 72% in 2021. It saw a sharp rise to 94% in 2022 and it stood at 89% in 2023.

The overall conviction rate in 2023 stood at 62%, according to the report.

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A total of 227 convictions were secured in contested cases which included twenty life imprisonments, eleven 20-years and nine ten-year imprisonments. As many as 18 convictions got seven years in jail, one got four years, 19 cases saw three year imprisonment, and in 17 cases convicts were sentenced to two years in jail. In 32 cases, the convicts were rewarded one-year sentence, and in 94 cases, one-year imprisonment was ordered.

75% cases disposed of

“5,978 under investigation cases were brought forward from previous years and 30,148 cases were reported during the year 2023. Out of the total 36,126 cases, 27,210 cases, which is roughly 75%, have been disposed of,” the report said.

The police also sealed 299 brothels, gaming houses, spas, and bars after obtaining orders from MROs/RDDs under 133 CrPC,” the report read.

As many as 21 child marriages were prevented by SHE Teams Rachakonda this year. With over 50 detentions under PD Act, Rachakonda police also stood first in Telangana state for detaining potential offenders under the stringent law.

Rachakonda also stood first in Telangana in disposing of 8,981 compoundable IPC cases including SLL (Special and Local Laws) cases and 87131 e-Petty cases and 2892 cases under the MV Act in 3 National Lok Adalats.

Crackdown on narcotics

A total of 5882.965 kgs ganja, 12 ganja plants, 6 litres and 555 ml hashish oil, 262 grams of MDMA, 4.505 kgs of opium, 377 grams of heroin, 9.2 kgs of poppy straw, 27 ecstasy pills, 4 LSD stamps, 150 Nitravita tablets, 50 OCB packets, 05 charas balls, 1.1 kg charas powder, and 3,000 Rumorf tablets have been seized. As many as 12 accused involved in drug peddling were detained under the PD Act.

In the recently held Telangana Legislative elections, cash of Rs 62.26 crore, 13,551.8 litres of liquor, 15.3 kgs of gold, and 21.4 kgs of silver. 300 carats of diamond and other articles were seized. The total worth of itemed seized under the Rachakonda limits stood at Rs 68,15,98,205.

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