Assaults against women up by 82%; UP, MP, Maharashtra, Bengal worst offenders

| Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 11:38
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Assaults against women up by 82%; UP, MP, Maharashtra, Bengal worst offenders

New Delhi: Crime against women in India has increased by 34% over the last four years, a research by National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) has revealed. According to the data released by NCRB, Assam has emerged as the hub of human trafficking in India.

The assaults on women have increased by 82% since 2012, the report by NCRB said.

The top five states in India that have reported the most cases of crime against women are Maharashtra, Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh.

“The NCRB figures are only of those which have been reported to the police and FIRs registered. The actual number of trafficking cases in Assam would be much higher,” said Digambar Narzary, chairperson of Nedan Foundation.

The 34% cases of crime accounted for cruelty done by husband and relatives in the year 2015, rising 6% over the last four years, from 106,527 cases in 2012 to 113,403 in 2015.

The three more heads under which the women crimes are reported have also seen a rise:

1. Attempt to commit rape (4,437) has increased 5% in 2015.

2. Abetment of suicide by women (4,060) has increased 4%.

3. Protection of women from domestic violence (461) has increased 8%.


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