Guwahati: As many as 28,056 suicide cases have been registered in Assam since 2012, the Assembly was informed on Monday.

In a written reply, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, who also holds the Home portfolio, said an inquiry into such cases has revealed that individuals have taken their own lives for various reasons, including family disputes, financial crisis or a relationship gone wrong.

Sarma also said that in the last 10 years, 12,703 cases of murder, 111 rape and murder, 18,519 rapes and 31,360 molestations have been registered.

The CM, to another question, said a total of 1,19,800 cases pertaining to nine types of crimes, including theft, rape, kidnapping, murder and dacoity, have been recorded from 2017 till February 28, 2022.

The figure for similar crimes between 2011 and 2016 stood at 85,224, he noted.

Apart from that, 10,651 cybercrime cases were registered from 2016 till February 28, 2022, and 1,374 arrests were made during the period.

The number of cyber cases filed from 2011 to 2016 touched 1,467 and arrests made 164, the chief minister added.

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