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Approximately 66 mobile phones are stolen every day in Mumbai Locals: GRP data

The highest number of mobile phones thefts were reported in the jurisdiction of Central Railway's Kurla and Thane along with Western Railway's Borivali in 2019

Approximately 66 mobile phones are stolen every day in Mumbai Locals: GRP data
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The recently released 2019 report by the Government Railway Police stated that around 66 mobile phones are stolen every day in the city. Data mentions that the cumulative sum of the recorded thefts would be approximately ₹2.99 crore. The data further reveals that as many as 24,010 cases of phones thefts were registered at 17 GRP police stations last year, which means that on an average, 66 phones were stolen from trains every day.

However, the number of cases have gone down as compared to 2018 as the GRP had registered as many as 32,476 cases in 2018, which on an average comes to 88 such cases daily.

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The highest number of mobile phones thefts were reported in the jurisdiction of Central Railway's Kurla and Thane along with Western Railway's Borivali in 2019. Kurla topped the list with 3,306 cases of mobile theft whereas the other two stations had close to 2,500 mobile theft cases each.

However, according to GRP officials, the recovery rate of stolen phones is less than 10 per cent, with only 2,319 found in 2019 and 2,517 in 2018.

What is to be noted here is that out of the 5,724 people arrested for mobile thefts in 2019, 234 were minors.

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