Vijayawada and Visakhapatnam tops in real estate crimes

Vijayawada and Visakhapatnam cities recorded the most number of property related and economic offences in Andhra Pradesh in the past three years. The latest crime data released by the Andhra Pradesh government shows that Vijayawada ranks first in economic and property related offences. Visakhapatnam along with Kurnool and Guntur urban have emerged as the top places for property related offences after Vijayawada.
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The official data shows that Vijayawada registered 1471 cases of economic offence in the last three years. The state registered 14,917 cases during the period. Vijayawada along with Visakhapatnam shared first and second ranks respectively for property related crimes. Vijayawada recorded 6548 cases while Visakhapatnam registered 5952 cases related to property offences.

Property crime increased by 6.4% during the past three years. Chittoor district recorded the highest number of dacoities, while Visakhapatnam recorded the highest number of cases of roberies. Vijayawada city registered the highest number of cases reported under ordinary thefts. A total of 225 cases of fake currency were registered across the state. East Godavari district registered the highest number of 22 cases of counterfeit currency.
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About Rs 109.4 crore property was lost in ‘traditional’ property offences, Rs 446.2 crore worth of property was lost by in white collar offences. As many as 13,549 cases of crime against women were registered. West Godavari district with 1257 cases topped the list of crime against women. It was followed by East Godavari with 1129 cases, Krishna 1093, Anantapuram 1090, Kurnool 1039 and Vijayawada city 1025 cases.

Courtesy : http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/