According to data released by Bihar police, Patna, the capital city of Bihar, recorded the highest number of theft and murder cases in the first quarter of 2021, i.e., from January to March.
The data showed that Patna recorded 40 murder cases and 157 theft cases in the January-March period of this year, which is the highest for any city or district in Bihar. The Bihar police released data to analyze and improve the law and order situation in the state.
Purnea district of Bihar registered the highest number of rape cases, followed by Patna and Gaya, which witnessed 20 cases of rape each for the given period.
Similarly, Madhepura district recorded 47 cases of loot, the highest in Bihar. Saran (43), Vaishali (41), and East Champaran (31) were next in line.
Vaishali district reported 26 dacoity cases, whereas Nalanda and Siwan district witnessed five dacoity cases in the January-March quarter.
According to the Times of India, Vinay Kumar, Additional Director General (ADG) of Bihar CID, has directed the senior superintendents of police (SSPs) and superintendents of police (SPs) of districts, which witnessed an uptick in crime, to follow the guidelines issued to them after the analysis of the crime data.
Compared with the previous quarter, i.e. (October-December) 2020, murder cases in Bihar have declined from 743 to 640.