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Coimbatore

Rs.8.20 crore realised from traffic violation in 2017

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The city police have realised Rs. 8.02 crore as penalty for traffic violation during the just concluded year, as against the Rs.6.20 crore realised in 2016, a top police official has said.

The year witnessed over 5.27 lakh cases, compared to 4.11 lakh last year, in the process suspending 2,500 driving licences by concerned authorities, City Police Commissioner, K Periaiah said in a data released here.

As far as property related offences, 475 out of 643 registered were detected and recovered to the tune of rs.5.20 crore, which was 81 and. 85 per cent respectively.

There was an increase in the number of fatal accidents, 299 in 2017, as against 287 last year, number standing at 302 and 307, the data said. However, number of accidents during the year has decreased from 1,377 last year to 1,294.

In the rural area, rioting and murder cases have witnessed a drop by 12 per cent, sexual offences by 40 per cent and dacoity cases by 75 per cent, even as there was no case of murder for gain reported.

Sixteen persons were detained under Goondas Act during 2017, according to the release from District Police Office.

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