Kathmandu, April 10 . Cases of criminal offences of serious nature have increased in the past eight months in the country. Though the overall data of crimes registered in the Nepal Police in the past eight months of current fiscal year is relatively less than of the corresponding period last year, the figure of crimes of serious nature is high, said Police Spokesperson senior superintendent of police Basanta Bahadur Kunwar. The cases of suicide, murder, rape, etc have increased in the past eight months.
However, the total registration of crimes in the eight months is 16.16 percent less than of the corresponding period last year. The cases of theft, fraud, banking fraud and economic offenses are relatively less in this period. The registered number of cases of theft is 1,569 which is 21.82 percent less than of the previous year and there were 2,828 cases of banking fraud last year against 1,688 of the current fiscal.
Till mid- March of the current fiscal year, 26,306 cases of crime were registered in the police from throughout the country. When we analyse the data, it shows that around 110 cases happened each day, according to SSP Kunwar.
The total registration is relatively less than of the previous year, but the cases of murder increased by 21.13 percent to be counted at 447. The highest number of cases are related to suicide, 4,483 in the eight months of the current fiscal year as against 3,534 in the corresponding period last year and the increase is 26.85 percent.
Data shows on average 17 people committed suicide each day.
The cases of rape have increased by 15.67 per cent. A total of 1,653 cases of rape were registered in this period and it suggests that seven rape cases occurred every day.
The rise was specific in two months: from mid-January to mid-March. Majority of perpetrators in the rape cases are known to survivors and close to the family circle as they make up 81.56 percent, it is said. rss