The latest data released by the National Crime Records Bureau shows that around 3.5 lakh cases of crime against women were registered in 2017. With this, the figure shows an upward trend for the third consecutive year in crimes against women. While 3.2 lakh cases of crime against women were registered in 2015, 3,38,954 cases were registered in 2016.

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.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB) released the crime statistics for the year 2017 on Monday.
  • Uttar Pradesh tops the list of crimes against women followed by Maharashtra.
  • The cases are categorised as crimes against women including murder, rape, dowry death, suicide abetment, acid attack, cruelty against women and kidnapping, etc.
  • The data was released after a delay of almost a year. Country capital saw a decline in the number of criminal cases against women for the third consecutive year. 

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Uttar Pradesh Leads In Crime Against Women, Followed by Maharashtra

According to the NCRB data, the highest number of crimes against women was recorded in Uttar Pradesh, which is also the most populated state. The second spot in crimes against women was given to Maharashtra 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.

However, surprisingly for the third consecutive year, Delhi saw a decline in the number of crimes against women. As many as 13,076 FIRs were registered in 2017 in Delhi, down from 15,310 in 2016 and 17,222 in 2015.

Assam Records The Highest Crime Rate

As per the data, Assam recorded the highest crime rate, followed by Odisha and Telangana of 94 each. The list further included Haryana with a crime rate of 88 and Rajasthan with a crime rate of 73. The crime rate is calculated by dividing the total crimes in an area by the total population and multiplying the result by 100,000.

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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, the highest number of crimes against women was recorded in Uttar Pradesh, which is also the most populated state. The second spot in crimes against women was given to Maharashtra with 31,979 cases registered.

Sexual Exploitation The Second Most Recorded Cyber Crime

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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