C H A P T E R - 2
Total cognizable crime under IPC sections reported in A.P. State during the year 2001 is 1,17,959
If we consider only the grand total of bodily offences , property offences and white collar offences under the IPC the total crime will be 57148 in 2000 and 60614 in 2001. The other IPC cases are 58,545 in number.
The District wise percentage of the IPC crime with respect to the bodily, property and white collar offences is given in the tables that follow.
A study of the total cognizable crime over the past ten years (Details given in chapter 14) indicates that there has been a notable reduction in the incidence of “conventional” crime such as dacoities, robberies etc; and there is a substantial increase in the incidence of White Collar Crime such as Cheatings, Breach of Trust.
Crime against women has shown an increase over the decade and the reasons are mainly the dwindling of joint family system, better awareness and better financial independence among women.
In the next few years, it is expected that the conventional crime would drop further and Economic Offences, Terrorist Crimes and Crime and L & O problems resulting from urbanization will substantially increase. Cyber Crimes are also expected to increase, but only slightly because the computerization in India especially in the banking and other related financial institutions is still in the infancy stage.