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Over 34,600 rape cases in India, Akhilesh Yadav led UP tops the chart for crime against women: NCRB

By FnF Desk | PUBLISHED: 01, Sep 2016, 12:58 pm IST | UPDATED: 02, Sep 2016, 15:07 pm IST

Over 34,600 rape cases in India, Akhilesh Yadav led UP tops the chart for crime  against women: NCRB New Delhi: Over 34,600 cases of rape have been reported across the country last year with Madhya Pradesh and Delhi topping the infamous list of states and union territories respectively.

A total of 34,651 rape cases were reported in India in 2015. Among these, in 33,098 cases the offenders were known to the victims, as per National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data released today.

The rape victims were among the age group of below six years to over 60 years. Madhya Pradesh has reported 4,391 rape cases, a highest among the states. Whereas, the national capital has reported 2,199 such cases–highest among the union territories.

Nearly 3.27 lakh cases of crimes against women were reported across the country. Of these over 1.3 lakh were sexual offences–1.2 lakh in states and 9,445 in union territories. The sexual offences cases included rape, attempt to commit rape, assault on women with intent to outrage her modesty and insult to modesty of women.

Among the rape cases, Maharashtra reported 4,144 such incidents. A total of 3,644 and 3,025 rapes were reported in Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh, the data said.

As many as 2,251 rape cases were reported in Odisha, Assam (1,733), Chhattisgarh (1,560), 1,256 in Kerala, West Bengal registered 1,129, 1,070 in Haryana and 1,041 in Bihar, it said.

Among the union territories, 72 rape cases were reported in Chandigarh, 36 in Andaman and Nicobar Island, eight in Dadar and Nagar Haveli, five in Daman and Diu and three Puducherry. No such crime was reported in Lakshawdeep.

Of the total sexual offences against women, Maharashtra reported a highest of 16,989 cases, 12,887 in Madhya Pradesh and 11,343 in Uttar Pradesh. As many as 9,359 such offences were reported in Odisha, 8,873 in Rajasthan, 8,274 in West Bengal, 8,049 in Andhra Pradesh and 6,044 in Telangana.

Chhattisgarh reported 3,500 such cases, 1,743 in Gujarat, 1,738 in Bihar and 270 in Goa. Among the north eastern states, Assam reported a highest of 6,636 sexual offences against women, followed by 609 in Tripura, 231 such cases in Meghalaya, 186 in Arunachal Pradesh, 141 in Mizoram, 133 in Manipur, 53 in Nagaland and 29 such crimes in Sikkim.

Punjab has reported 2,164 cases, 1,633 in Tamil Nadu, 737 in Himachal Pradesh and 623 in Uttarakhand.

Among the union territories, Delhi has reported 9,104 sexual offences against women, followed by 164 in Chandigarh, 98 in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, 47 in Puducherry, 13 in Dadar and Nagar Haveli, 12 in Daman and Diu and seven in Lakshawdeep, the data said.

In the category of states that reported criminal cases against women, a total of 35,527 were in Uttar Pradesh, 33,218 in West Bengal, 31,126 in Maharashtra, 28,165 in Rajasthan, 24, 135 in Madhya Pradesh, 23,258 in Assam and 15,931 in Andhra Pradesh, it said.

Among union territories, a total of 17,845 cases of crime against women were registered. Of these, 17,104 were in Delhi alone, 463 in Chandigarh, 136 in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, 80 in Puducherry, 28 in Daman and Diu, 25 in Dadar and Nagar Haveli, and nine in Lakshawdeep.

A total of 3,37,922 cases of crime against women were reported in 2014.

Crime against women in UP

The state of Uttar Pradesh which has being in the limelight for number of recent gruesome crime against women, has now topped the chart in the annual 2015 report published by National Crime Record Bureau.

As per report, after state capital Lucknow, Agra has reported second highest number of cases of crime committed against women.

The report which was published in public domain, state that UP filed 35,527 cases of crime committed against women in the year 2015 and contributed 10.9 per cent to all India total, followed by West Bengal 33,218 cases and Maharashtra 31,126.

Crime such as cruelty by husband and his relatives, assault on women with intent to outrage her modesty, sexual harassment, rape, dowry death, kidnapping and abduction for murder, voyeurism and stalking were the major contributors for cases of crime committed against women in UP.

According to NCRB, there were 8,660 cases of cruelty by husband and his relatives followed by 7,885 of assault on women with intent to outrage her modesty, 5,925 of sexual harassment, 3025 rape, 2,335 dowry deaths, 519 stalking a woman, 61 of voyeurism and 73 cases of kidnapping and abduction of murder of women.

Of the total crime number, barring dowry deaths state capital Lucknow reported maximum cases in all categories followed by Agra and others.

Lucknow reported 793 cases of cruelty by husband cases followed by Ghaziabad 474, Kanpur 377 and Agra 358. In assault on women with intent to outrage her modesty, 286 cases were reported in Lucknow followed by 206 in Agra and 145 in Meerut.

Similarly, for sexual harassment cases, Lucknow filed 211 cases and Agra saw 171 cases followed by Meerut 69. Yet again in rape, Lucknow reported 67 cases followed by 51 in Agra and Varanasi 43.

But in cases of dowry death, Agra topped with 43 cases followed by Kanpur 25 and Ghaziabad 24. Yet again in voyeurism with five cases Agra and Lucknow were on top followed by Kanpur with four cases and Varanasi two.

There were no cases of voyeurism in Allahabad, Ghaziabad and Meerut. In cases of stalking, Lucknow reported 37 cases followed by Kanpur 20, Ghaziabad 17, Allahabad 13, Meerut 12 and Agra 10.

Lastly, Agra saw 70 cases of kidnapping and abduction of murder of women, followed by Ghaziabad 60 and Kanpur 5.

Crimes against women fell by 3.1 per cent from 3,37,922 in 2014 to 3,27,394 cases in 2015, according to latest crime report by National Crime Records Bureau. However, there was an increase of 25.8 per cent under Human Trafficking crimes (6,877 cases in 2015 compared to 5,466 cases in 2014), the report said.

The National Crime Records Bureau has published 63rd annual edition of its annual ‘Crime in India – 2015’ report which contains information on police recorded criminal cases pertaining to the calendar year 2015. The data for the publication has been collected from 36 States/UTs and 53 Mega Cities (having population of more than 10 lakhs).

Some of the highlights of the reports:

A decrease of 4.7% under crimes against Scheduled Tribes (from 11,451 in 2014 to 10,914 cases in 2015).

A decrease of 4.4% under crimes against Scheduled castes (from 47,064 in 2014 to 45,003 cases in 2015).

A decrease of 3.1% under crimes against women (from 3,37,922 cases in 2014 to 3,27,394 cases in 2015).

28,69,195 cases under IPC were investigated in 2015. Out of 1,05,02,256 IPC cases, 13,25,989 cases were tried by the courts in 2015, showing conviction rate as 46.9% under IPC crimes.

Out of 46,46,419 cases, investigation completed in 43,46,003 cases. Cases chargesheet rate was 98.1% and conviction rate was 92.4% under Special & Local Laws (SLL) cases.

Properties worth Rs. 8,21,040 lakh were stolen during the year 2015 and against this loss, properties worth Rs. 1,35,019 lakh were recovered.

A total of 73,26,099 offence cases [29,49,400 Indian Penal Code (IPC) cases and 43,76,699 SLL cases] were reported in 2015, an increase of 1.3% over 2014.

An increase of 5.3% under crimes against children (from 89,423 in 2014 to 94,172 cases in 2015). Kidnapping and abduction constituted 44.5% of total cases of crimes against children.

An increase of 25.8% under Human Trafficking crimes (6,877 cases in 2015 compared to 5,466 cases in 2014).
This data is till 1 August 15 compare to till 1 August 2014.

A decrease of 4.4% under crimes against Scheduled castes (from 47,064 in 2014 to 45,003 cases in 2015).

A decrease of 3.1% under crimes against women (from 3,37,922 cases in 2014 to 3,27,394 cases in 2015).

28,69,195 cases under IPC were investigated in 2015. Out of 1,05,02,256 IPC cases, 13,25,989 cases were tried by the courts in 2015, showing conviction rate as 46.9% under IPC crimes.

Out of 46,46,419 cases, investigation completed in 43,46,003 cases. Cases chargesheet rate was 98.1% and conviction rate was 92.4% under Special & Local Laws (SLL) cases.

Properties worth Rs. 8,21,040 lakh were stolen during the year 2015 and against this loss, properties worth Rs. 1,35,019 lakh were recovered.

A total of 73,26,099 offence cases [29,49,400 Indian Penal Code (IPC) cases and 43,76,699 SLL cases] were reported in 2015, an increase of 1.3% over 2014.

An increase of 5.3% under crimes against children (from 89,423 in 2014 to 94,172 cases in 2015). Kidnapping and abduction constituted 44.5% of total cases of crimes against children.

An increase of 25.8% under crimes against Human Trafficking (6,877 cases in 2015 compared to 5,466 cases in 2014).

This data is till 1 August 15 compare to till 1 August 2014.
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