NCRB Data: 87 rape cases a day, crimes against women rise by 7 per cent

Updated: 30 September, 2020 21:31 IST | mid-day online correspondent | Mumbai

In 2018, the country had recorded 3,78,236 cases of crimes against women whereas in 2019 the numbers have risen over 4 lakh.

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The National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB) shows that crimes against women in 2019 have risen by 7.3 per cent from 2018. India recorded an average of 87 rape cases every day in 2019 and 4,05,861 cases of crimes against women during the year.

The crime rate registered per lakh women population is 62.4 per cent in 2019, up from 58.8 per cent in 2018. In 2018, the country had recorded 3,78,236 cases of crimes against women whereas in 2019 the numbers increased to over 4 lakh.

"Majority of these cases under the Indian Penal Code were registered under 'cruelty by husband or his relatives' (30.9 per cent) followed by 'Assault on women with intent to outrage her modesty' (21.8 per cent), 'kidnapping and abduction of women' (17.9 per cent)," the NCRB data for 2019 showed.

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Additionally, the NCRB data also shows an upswing in crimes against children. In 2019, crimes against children have risen by 4.5 per cent from last year.

About 1.48 lakh cases of crime against children were registered in 2019, of which 46.6 per cent were cases of kidnapping and 35.3 per cent cases were related to sexual offences.

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First Published: 30 September, 2020 15:35 IST

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