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Assam’s drastic crime rate decline attributed to uncompromising policing, says CM Sarma

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma highlighted that Assam is experiencing a decline in overall crimes for the first time since 1979, and the government aims to uphold this trend in the years ahead.

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Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma stated on Wednesday that the significant reduction in crime incidents is attributed to “strong and uncompromising policing.” He emphasized that if the state can sustain such law and order measures, Assam has the potential to transform into a “paradise” within the next three years.

Sarma made these remarks following the recent release of the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) report, revealing a notable 48.26% decrease in the total number of cognizable crimes in Assam, totaling nearly 69,000 cases in 2022.

Sarma further noted that the crime rate has continued to decrease in the state in 2023. He emphasized that the key factor behind this decline is the resolute and unwavering approach to policing. Sarma asserted that there is no substitute for strong policing, and if Assam can sustain this robust policing for three years, it will evolve into a paradise.

The chief minister highlighted that Assam is experiencing a decline in overall crimes for the first time since 1979, and the government aims to uphold this trend in the years ahead.

“In 2021, Assam ranked ninth in India for the number of crimes. According to NCRB data, we have now moved to the 20th position, which is indeed positive news,” stated Sarma. He added that developmental initiatives and employment opportunities for the youth have also played a role in lowering the state’s crime rate.

“By 2026, our goal is to eliminate child marriage in Assam. Following the upcoming assembly session, we also plan to put an end to polygamy,” Sarma declared without providing further details.

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