Bhubaneswar: The crime rate in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack has increased in 2018 as compared to 2015, 2016 and 2017.
Crimes like murder, robbery, rape, accidents have increased in twin cities of Bhubaneswar and Cuttack are on the rise.
Commissioner of Police Satyajit Mohanty briefing media persons on the yearly performance of the Commissionerate police said that a total of 11,530 cases have been lodged in 2018.
At least 122 rape, 43 murder and 26 dacoity cases have been registered with the police.
Mohanty said on an average, there has been a 26.6 per cent rise in the number of rape cases in Bhubaneswar and 31.3 per cent in Cuttack, with a total of 28.3 per cent rise.
There has also been an increase in murder, dacoity, robbery and road accidents with 7.5, 25, 5.8 and 8.9 per cent, respectively. However, burglary, theft, swindling and rioting cases have been decreased.
The top cop also informed that they have prepared a blueprint for the smooth conduct of the general elections.