Valuables worth Rs 71.46 crore were lost in property crimes in the first six months of 2021 as against Rs 111 crore worth valuables lost in the entire year of 2020, says data with the State government. Also, up to June this year, there were as many as 43 murders for gain, robberies, burglaries and theft in thousands in which victims lost valuables worth Rs 71 crore.
The Home department policy note tabled in the Assembly recorded that there were 1,102 incidents of robberies in the State till June this year. Similarly, there were 2,115 burglaries and 5,510 thefts in the State during the same period.
While the year 2020 witnessed 7,559 fatal accidents, the first six months of this year had already seen 6,000 fatal road mishaps in Tamil Nadu.
There were a total of 7.39 lakh cases of COVID protocol violations in the State last year while the number of violation cases stood at 1.34 lakh in the first six months this year.