According to the Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha statement, Indian Railways cases of rape, robbery, kidnapping and theft have increased in 2014 as compared to that in the previous year.
However Indian Railways authorities seems to be rejoicing stating that the reported cases of murder and dacoity on trains have been lowered in 2015 as against 2014.
The maximun cases were of theft, 18,794 cases of theft were reported till October 2015 as compared to 17,293 in 2014.(Point to consider here is many case goes under reported)
Rape cases in Indian Railways has almost been doubled. 43 cases of rape were reported in the Indian Railways till October 2015 against 22 cases in 2014. The number of robbery cases stood at 1,127 in January-October period of 2015 against 1,040 in 2014.
Kidnapping cases on Indian Railways trains stood at 101 during the first 10 months of 2015 against 87 in 2014. Murder cases, on Indian Railways trains declined with 144 cases reported till October 2015 as compared to 195 last year,
The minister Manoj Sinha gave interesting statement on rise of crime. He said “The reason behind the increase in cases of crime are increase in volume of passenger and traffic, and better awareness among the public for registration of cases,”
Meanwhile, Sinha said there has been a proposal to set up CCTV surveillance system over 1,000 stations through provision of grants from Nirbhaya Fund in phases.