Crime Against Women in India

• Andhra Pradesh reported 13.3% of total such cases in the country (24,738 out of
1,85,312). Tripura reported the highest crime rate (30.7) closely followed by
Andhra Pradesh (30.3) as compared to the National average rate of 16.3.
• The proportion of IPC crimes committed against women towards total IPC crimes
has increased during last 5 years from 7.6% in 2003 to 8.8% during 2007.
• Madhya Pradesh has reported the highest number of Rape cases (3,010)
accounting for 14.5% of total such cases reported in the country.
• Andhra Pradesh has reported 30.3% (3,316) of Sexual Harassment cases
followed by Uttar Pradesh 26.3% (2,882).
• Only Bihar (56) and West Bengal (5) have reported cases of Importation of Girls.
• Tamil Nadu reported 33.6% of cases under Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act
(1,199 out of 3,568).
• Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act cases decreased by 23.2%
(from 1,562 in 2006 to 1,200 in 2007).
• Andhra Pradesh with 1,005 cases has accounted for 83.8% of cases under
Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act at the National level.
• No case under Sati Prevention Act was reported across the country during the
year 2007.
• Incest Rape cases decreased by 6.0% in 2007 over 2006 (from 431 in 2006 to
405 in 2007).
• West Bengal reported 28.1% of total Incest Rape cases (114 out of 405).
• Offenders were known to the victims in 92.5% of Rape cases (19,188 out of
20,737).
• Among 35 mega cities, Delhi city reported 29.5% (524 out of 1,775) of total Rape
cases,  31.8% cases (1,021 out of 3,207) of Kidnapping & Abduction of Women,
15.6% cases (111 out of 711) of Dowry Deaths, 14.2% cases (1,711 out of
12,031) of Cruelty by Husband and Relatives and 21.5% cases (744 out of 3,463)
of Molestation.
• 49.9% conviction was reported in the country in Sexual Harassment cases
(3,708 convictions out of 7,436 cases in which trial were completed).

Source: National Crime Reports Bureau 2007 Report

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