Notwithstanding an NCRB report which stated that Madhya Pradesh recorded highest number of rapes in the country, DGP Rishi Kumar Shukla on Wednesday said women feel secure in the state.
“Women feel secure in the state. As far as the crimes against them are concerned, we are continuously taking action against criminals,” said Shukla, who took the charge as top cop on June 30.
Recently, National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB) in its report “Crime in India 2014” stated that the highest number of rapes (5,076) were committed in MP.
However, the Director General of Police said the NCRB figures were not a cause of worry but a challenge for state police.
“These figures give us an account of the trend in crime and suggest us the area to focus on,” he added.
To a query, Shukla said, “We register cases promptly and due to which the figures of crime appears drastically high sometimes.”
“My daughters stayed in a hostel and studied for four years in MP. I was never worried about their safety. But if they had studied in other state, I would have been a worried man thinking whether they return to their hostel after 9 PM or not?,” he said.
Shukla said nearly 500 people die in road accidents in Indore every year, which he said was much higher than the number of murders.
He said efforts will be launched to improve traffic system to check road mishaps.
The DGP said many brutal crimes are the fallout of alcohol consumption and that police will work to address the issue.