This article in The CSR Journal cites findings from SATARC, IDFC Institute's flagship survey on crime, satisfaction with the police, and perceptions of safety. Excerpt:
"According to the Safety Trends and Reporting of Crime survey conducted by IDFC Institute, only 6-8% of victims of theft in four Indian metro cities lodged an FIR with the police. There are no official records for the remaining incidents. In certain cases, victims themselves refrained from approaching the police. In other cases, the police did not make an official registration of the complaints. This is why, the clear picture of the data is not visible."
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