Mrunal Manmay Dash

Odisha witnessed a 14.65 per cent rise in crime in 2022, revealed the Home Department white paper released on Monday.

While 1.55 lakh crimes were registered in 2021, over 1.78 lakh criminal cases were registered in the year 2022 which included 1,301 murder and 3,135 rape cases.

As per the white paper, the law and order situation in the State was by and large peaceful in the year 2022.

While a total of 1,379 murder complaints were filed, only 1301 were found to be true.

Similarly, while 3184 rape complaints were lodged, 3,135 cases were found to be true. The police department also registered 614 robberies and 2248 riot cases during the same year.

(Reported By Harihar Chand, OTV)