Glaring facts about Crime against Women in India

Crime against women in India is increasing daily. Here are some glaring facts about crime against women in India from the latest National Crime report 2011.

West Bengal reported 12.7% of total such cases in the country (29,133 out of 2,28,650). Tripura reported the highest crime rate (37.0) as compared to the National average rate of 18.9.

The proportion of IPC crimes committed against women towards total IPC crimes has increased during last 5 years from 8.8% in the year 2007 to 9.4% during the year 2011.

Madhya Pradesh has reported the highest number of Rape cases (3,406), Molestation (6,665) and Importation of Girls (45) accounting for 14.1%, 15.5% and 56.3% respectively of total such cases reported in the country.

Andhra Pradesh has reported 42.7% (3,658) of Sexual Harassment cases.

Cases under Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act decreased by 2.6% (from 2,499 in 2010 to 2,435 in 2011). Andhra Pradesh (497) followed by Tamil Nadu (420) reported the highest incidence of 24.1% and 17.2% respectively of total cases (2,435) under Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act.

Highest cases of Kidnapping & Abduction 21.2% (7,525) and Dowry Deaths 26.9% (2,322) were reported in Uttar Pradesh.

Offenders were known to the victims in 92.9% of Rape cases (22,549 out of 24,270).

A total of 33,789 cases of crime against women were reported from 53 mega cities out of 2,28,650 cases reported in the country during 2011. And rate of crime in these cities at 21.0 was comparatively higher as compared to national rate at 18.9.

Among 53 cities, Delhi (City) accounted for 13.3% (4,489) of total such crimes followed by Bengaluru 5.6% (1,890) and Hyderabad 5.5% (1,860).

Source: National Crime Report 2011