IEP DEHRADUN SEPTEMBER 4, 2022
Adding another feather to its cap with professional policing, Uttarakhand has been ranked second in India in the category of safety for senior citizens. According to the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) crime in India 2021 report, Uttarakhand is a very safe State for senior citizens. With a crime rate of less than 0.8, Uttarakhand has secured second position in the nation after Assam in this category. According to the Uttarakhand police, there were a total of seven cases registered of crimes against senior citizens in the State during 2021. The national average in this regard is 24.5.
The director general of police Ashok Kumar said that the Uttarakhand police is committed to ensuring the safety of life and property of senior citizens. The officers incharge of all the districts have been directed by the DGP to take necessary measures for ensuring the safety of senior citizens and their rights. It is pertinent to mention that apart from being ranked second in safety for senior citizens, Uttarakhand has been ranked first for recovery of stolen items with 68.7 per cent recovery rate in the NCRB report. The State police’s recovery rate of 68.7 per cent in theft cases is more than double the national average of 30.2 per cent. In the NCRB report, Uttarakhand police is followed by Tamil Nadu with 64.8 per cent and Himachal Pradesh with 55 per cent recovery rate.