New Delhi: Two cases of rapes are reported in the national capital every day, according to figures released by Delhi Police on Friday.
Over the past four years, there has been a persistent increase in crimes against women. In 2012, 706 rape cases were reported in Delhi, which was 23.43 per cent higher than 572 rapes in 2011.
However, the incidence of rapes per lakh population has shown a steady decline, coming down from 4.42 per lakh in 2005 to 4.15 per lakh in 2011.
Rape cases have been increasing over the years with 585 cases in 2010 and 459 in 2009.
The figures were revealed at the Annual Press Conference of Delhi Police.
Cases of molestation of women have also shot up by 10.65 per cent with the number of cases rising from 657 in 2011 to 727 in 2012.