Marginal decline in crimes against women, crimes against children up

Cheryl Sanders
August 30, 2016

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday released the 63rd edition of Crime in India' report for the year 2015, which showed a marginal decline in crimes against women, while crimes against children showed an increase.

The NCRB data shows that among Union Territories, national capital recorded maximum of number of cases in the category as it registered 54 cases in 2015 followed by five cases filed in Puducherry, Daman and Diu with two cases and Chandigarh with one case.

While crimes committed by Juveniles was 1.2 percent of total cases registered under IPC in 2014, a year ago it had a very marginal dip to 1.1 percent.

"After the Delhi gang-rape case, more cases have been registered".

The next category was found to be of offenders who are neighbours of the victims - in 729 cases - followed by relatives in almost 262 cases.

Madhya Pradesh stood second with 12,887 cases, followed by Uttar Pradesh (11,343), Odisha (9,359) and Delhi (9,104). Of the 1,041 rape cases in 2015, the offenders were known to the victims in 954 cases. The number of cases across the country in 2014 was 77,747. Especially since the Shakti Mill gangrape case of 2013, there have been clear instructions to police stations to take crime against women seriously and register an FIR every time there is such an allegation. The report contains information on police recorded criminal cases during the year.

Mumbai: NCRB data shows that of the 4,144 rape cases registered in the state, 974 were of rape under the pretext of marriage. Altogether 1,867 cases under the Dowry Prohibition Act were reported in Bihar and 2,766 cases in Uttar Pradesh.

However, the highest rate of crime took place in Kollam, in Kerala, followed by Delhi and Jodhpur.

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