Bhubaneswar: The Covid-19 pandemic took a heavy toll on Odisha’s financial system. Resulting from an alarming improve in unemployment, many individuals resorted to felony actions to make ends meet. Consequently crimes within the State spiked ever since authorities started implementing pandemic induced lockdowns and shutdowns.
Nevertheless, the variety of accidents got here down as most individuals have been pressured to remain indoors through the lockdown and shutdown durations, lowering vehicular visitors and the resultant accidents on roads.
Based on the State authorities House division’s standing committee report, a complete of 1,34,230 cognizable offences together with 1470 homicide, 514 dacoity, 2166 robbey, 4500 housebreaking, 10412 theft, 3524 swindling, 2059 rioting and 2984 rape circumstances have been reported in 2020. The pandemic ravaged yr witnessed over 10 per cent improve within the crime charge than these reported within the earlier yr (2019).
Nevertheless, the variety of casualties in street accidents within the State got here down by 65 per cent through the lockdown interval– from March 14 to Could 31– final yr. Furthermore, the State reported solely 9,817 numbers of street accidents throughout the entire yr.
The Odisha Police made a report seizure of 1374 quintals of ganja and 34 kilograms of brown sugar final yr. As many as 1800 drug peddlers have been arrested underneath the Narcotic Medicine and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act on this connection. The seizure amount was greater than final 10 years of cumulative seizure.
Throughout 2020-21, greater than 20,000 acres of hashish cultivation had been destroyed which can be a nationwide report.