Instances of robbery, chain snatching and other such crimes have increased multifold as India witnesses a rise in the incidence of chain snatching, robbery and murders.


Cases of chain snatching and robberies have increased, especially against elderly citizen in the city. An RTI application filed in Nagpur indicated that the streets that have reported most cases of robberies and chain snatching, had the least number of bike-borne Charlie Commandos patrolling the streets. The idea of Charlie commandos patrolling the streets on bikes was implemented in Nagpur around three years ago.