New Delhi: Over 290 cases of rape have been registered in the first two months of this year, government said in Rajya Sabha today.

Replying to a question on rising crimes against women in the national capital, Minister of State for Home Affairs Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary said that 291 cases of rape were registered in Delhi in January and February this year.

As many as 662 cases of assault on women with intent to outrage their modesty too were registered during the period, in addition to 212 cases of insult to the modesty of women.

This year till February 28, 438 cases of cruelty by husband and in-laws were also registered, apart from 19 cases of dowry deaths.

In 2014 and 2013, 2,166 and 1,636 cases of rape were registered in Delhi respectively, while in 2012, the figure was 706 only.

Chaudhary also said that almost 5,200 CCTV cameras are being installed at 85 locations in Delhi at a cost of about Rs 333 crore to check rising crimes.

“The project for installation of approximately 5,200 CCTV cameras at 85 identified locations in public places in Delhi at a total cost of around 332.96 crore has already commenced,” he said.