CRIMES AGAINST WOMEN IN INDIA

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 SURGE IN NUMBERS

India recorded an average of 87 rape cases daily in 2019 and overall 4,05,861 cases of crime against women during the year, a rise of over 7 per cent from 2018378236 cases)

MAJORITY OF CRIMES AGAINST WOMEN UNDER IPC

Majority of cases were registered under

30.9% 30.9% "Cruelty by Husband or His Relatives

21.8% Assault on Women with Intent to Outrage her Modesty

17.9% Kidnapping and Abduction of Women'

7.9% Rape

STATES WITH HIGHEST CASES

Uttar Pradesh is the state with most crimes against women: 59,853 cases

Assam had the highest rate of crimes against women at 177.8 per lakh population while that of the entire country was 62.4 per lakh population


CRIMES AGAINST CHILDREN

A total of 1.48 lakh cases of crime against children were registered in 2019 which was up by 4.5% as compared to 2018

Cases against minor girls

Rape 4977 victims

Kidnapping to compete her for marriage 15787 victims

Selling: 26 victims

Procuration: 3189 victims


RAPE CASES

States with highest rape cases

5,997 cases Rajasthan

3.065 cases Uttar Pradesh

2.485 cases Madhya Pradesh

BY THE CLOCK

In India, a woman becomes a victim of

Dowry death Every 1 hour 13 minutes

Gangrape and murder Every 1 day 6 hours

Rape Every 16 minutes

Cruelty by husband or his relatives Every 4 minutes

Acid attack Every 2.3 days

Trafficking Every 4 hours

Attempt to rape Every 2 hours


SOME MEASURES RECOMMENDED BY MHA

• Easy registration of crimes against women

• Increasing women representation in police

• Some women-specific measures (increase police patrolling, proper lighting of roads, self-defense training encouraged by police) should be adopted

• Speedy trial of cases

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