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Of the amount, Rs. 29.17 crore was recovered
The recovery rate in theft cases was 33.8 p.c.
BHUBANESWAR: Believe it or not, the property lost in dacoities, burglaries, and robberies in the State in 2010 was more than Rs. 100 crore. According to a white paper on crime presented in the State Legislative Assembly on Monday, as many as 12,381 cases of dacoity, burglary, robbery, and theft were registered in the State last year. Together, the miscreants decamped with property worth Rs. 100.39 crore.
The State police, however, claimed to have recovered Rs. 29.17 crore which was 29.06 per cent of the total stolen amount.
Of the stolen property, lion's share had gone to thieves. In 7,572 theft cases, property worth Rs. 65.64 crore was stolen last year. The white paper said the belongings worth Rs. 22.19 crore could be recovered. The success rate claimed by the police was 33.8 per cent.
Burglars committed less number of crimes in 2010 compared to 2009 and 2008. Property worth Rs. 16.01 crore was burgled in 2,855 cases.
With regard to robberies, the property lost in 1,491 cases was Rs.10.56 crore. The amount recovered was Rs. 2.99 crore. The white paper said robberies occurred in 185 houses, 156 commercial establishments, and six trains.
In dacoity cases, the amount looted was Rs. 8.17 crore. Of the amount, Rs. 1.98 crore could be recovered. Police busted 11 inter-state dacoity gangs and arrested 1,590 persons in 463 dacoity cases. On the whole, the crime rate registered an increase by 2.9 per cent.
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