Report No. 177
South-West district of Delhi was selected for the purpose of study by the Delhi Police. According to the information furnished, the total number of persons arrested without warrant during a year is 6,869. A majority of arrests appear to have been made for offences against property like robbery, burglary and theft. The number of persons arrested for rioting is also substantial. According to another statement furnished, out of 3,772 cases chargesheeted, 727 ended in conviction. In other words, as against 6,266 persons chargesheeted, 988 were convicted. It is however not clear whether these particulars pertain to one year or on what basis they were tabulated.