Hyderabad, January 10: Now-a-days, There has been a rash of chain-snatching incidents are rising on women in many cities across the country. This has assumed such an alarming proportion that some women in the state have stopped wearing gold jewelry. According to the survey, Gold chains worth Rs 17.91 crore were lost to chain-snatchings from 2011 to 2015 in Hyderabad. Usually, motorcycle-borne miscreants perpetrate the crime, with women pedestrians being the victims. Thanks to police action following the death of a victim last year, snatchings have come down, but that doesn t mean the roads are entirely safe.What s worse, victims are traumatized and unless they are reassured of safe roads-something possible only if snatchings go down to single digits, if not zero--they may just stop going out of the home.A report by the city police shows that 2,977 chain-snatchings were reported in the period under consideration. Eighty-five more were reported in 2016 (till October), taking the total from 2011 onwards to 3,062. The crime is usually committed by interstate gangs, who after an offense flees the state, only to return once the situation cools down.One of the incidents took placed in Uppal, Subba Lakshmi was a homemaker and became a victim on November 22. While she was returning home after dropping her granddaughter to school, two bike-borne men snatched her mangal sutra. She says all women in her colony are now scared of people moving around on motorcycles. "I am also scared of taking my grandchild to the school," she says, even now appearing visibly shaken because of the incident.