Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Deb has claimed that the State’s crime rate has declined by 22 percent in last one year.

Biplab Deb said this while attending a Police Week programme on Friday.

“Total crime cases reported in Tripura during 2019 was 5988. But during 2020 it came down to 4653. The crime rate has decreased by 22 percent,” Biplab Deb said.

“Decline in crime rate means that the overall law and order situation in Tripura is satisfactory,” Biplab Deb added.

Biplab Deb while speaking on women safety in Tripura said that the graph of crime against women has also seen a sharp downfall of 15.4% percent in 2020 compared to that of the previous year.

He said: “I don’t want to see any kind of crimes against women in Tripura.”

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In the year 2019, Tripura reported a total 195 rape cases.

However, in the year 2020, cases of rapes have come down to 165.

This claim by the Tripura Chief Minister comes amidst heavy criticism of the BJP-led State Government from the opposition parties in the State – the CPI-M and the Congress.

The CPI-M and the Congress have been raising concerns over the present law and order situation in Tripura terming it ‘pathetic’.

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