According to the NCRB data 2017, shelter homes of Pune were the most unsafe for women. The shelter homes in Pune recorded 26 sexual harassment cases overall during the year. The statistic was followed by Mumbai, where 24 cases of sexual harassment were recorded. This is the first time that the National Crime Records Bureau has released a breakup of sexual harassment at the workplace, public transport, shelter homes, and other places based on location.

Following Uttar Pradesh, which tops the list of crimes against women, Maharashtra recorded the second-highest number of cases of crime against women with 31,979 cases registered.

Key Takeaways:

  • The National Crime Records Bureau released crime statistics in the country for the year 2017, earlier this month.
  • According to the Data, UP tops the list of crimes against women, followed by Maharashtra.
  • As NCRB data puts it, shelter homes in Pune are the most unsafe for women and recorded 26 sexual harassment cases overall.
  • The statistic is further followed by Mumbai that recorded 24 sexual harassment cases overall.

Sexual Harassment At Workplace

As per the NCRB data, Delhi reported the highest number of sexual harassment cases with 25 cases at the workplace. This was followed by 24 in Hyderabad, 14 in Pune, 12 in Mumbai and 7 in Bengaluru.

Varsha Deshpande, who started the Lek Ladki Abhiyan, told Times of India, that no shelter homes follow a standard operating procedure (SOP). Due to this reason, not even one percent of sexual harassment cases from shelter homes come out. This, she says, is because most of these shelter homes are operated by party workers. And also, when she approached the government for the same, she got no positive reply. “Even the money allotted for the well being of these shelter homes are eaten up. At present, I have got at least five sexual harassment cases from shelter homes across Maharashtra,” she added.

Maharashtra Stands At Number 2 In The List Of Crimes Against Women

Following Uttar Pradesh, which tops the list of crimes against women, Maharashtra recorded the second-highest number of cases of crime against women with 31,979 cases registered. The next ranks given were to West Bengal which had 30,992 cases, with 29,778 cases Madhya Pradesh was next, Rajasthan recorded 25,993 cases while Assam recorded 23,082 cases.

As per the NCRB data, Delhi reported the highest number of sexual harassment cases with 25 cases at the workplace. This was followed by 24 in Hyderabad, 14 in Pune, 12 in Mumbai and seven in Bengaluru.

Best performing states with respect to women’s security are Arunachal Pradesh, Goa, Himachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, Tripura, where cases against women were recorded in three digits. The figures from these states do not even contribute one percent to the national statistics. Among Union Territories, Lakshwadeep is the best performing one with only six cases registered. Among other UTs, Chandigarh registered 453 cases, followed by 132 in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, 147 in Puducherry, 26 in Daman and Diu, 20 in Dadra and Nagar Haveli.

According to the NCRB data, online sexual exploitation is the second most common cybercrime, with fraudulent transactions occupying the first place. As per India’s official cybercrime records, the number of individually reported cases of online sexual exploitation was 1460 in 2017. Even in the case of cybercrimes, UP tops the list with 4971 reports followed by Maharashtra with 3604 reports.

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