Delhi Metro: 91% pickpockets held by CISF are women

Continuing the trend witnessed over the past few years, women constitute over 91 per cent of pickpockets apprehended by the CISF in the Delhi Metro network in the national capital region.

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NEW DELHI: Continuing the trend witnessed over the past few years, women constitute over 91 per cent of pickpockets apprehended by the CISF in the Delhi Metro network in the national capital region.

The force, that is tasked to provide armed security to Delhi Metro operations, apprehended a total of 479 pickpockets, out of which an overwhelming 438 were women, according to official data.

The full-year data, updated till the middle of December, states that the security force undertook a little over 100 operations to check pickpocketing in the rapid rail lifeline of Delhi and its adjoining areas, that carries an estimated 26 lakh commuters every day.

The overwhelming number of women indulging in these crimes has shown a constant trend over the last few years and the Central Industrial Security Force, after apprehending these women, hands them over to the Delhi Police for legal action under law. More info

By PTI  timesofindia.indiatimes.com

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