Due to “strong and uncompromising policing” of the present regime, the incidents of crime have declined in Assam, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma mentioned on Wednesday.
According to Sarma, Assam will grow to be a “paradise” inside three years if legislation and order are maintained in the identical method.
Sarma’s remarks adopted the discharge of the National Crime Records Bureau’s (NCRB) latest report, which confirmed that the full variety of cognizable crimes in Assam fell by 48.26 per cent to just about 69, 000 circumstances in 2022 in comparison with the earlier 12 months.
Additionally, he famous that the state’s crime price decreased in 2023. He mentioned that the administration intends to construct on this growth within the upcoming years.
According to the Chief Minister, Assam has not seen a decline within the crime price since 1979. In 2021, Assam ranked tenth in India when it comes to crime charges. “We are at the moment ranked twentieth in keeping with NCRB information, which is improbable information, ” he said.
Sarma additional mentioned that youth employment and growth initiatives have additionally contributed to the state’s declining crime price. However, he mentioned that because the state has been conducting operations towards the risk, the variety of circumstances of narcotics and baby marriage would improve.
“We will eradicate child marriage from Assam by 2026. We will also put an end to polygamy after the next assembly session, ” the Chief Minister added.
In 2022, the conviction price was 13.56 per cent, in comparison with 6.13 per cent the 12 months earlier than. “The establishment of the Directorate of Prosecution and a regular prosecution service cadre are among the actions we have been implementing. We anticipate a significant improvement shortly, ” Sarma mentioned.