New Delhi: As the nation tries to come to terms with the shocking molestation of a minor girl in Guwahati who was also beaten by her molesters, national crime statistics show a rise in incidences of crime against women. According to the Union ministry of home affairs' compendium on crime statistics, compiled by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), the incidence of crime against women in India has shot up both numerically and as a proportion of total number of Indian Penal Code (IPC) crimes.
While the number of such crimes shot up to 2,28,650 in 2011 from 2,13,585 in 2010, marking a seven per cent spurt, West Bengal reported the highest number of such cases. The state accounted for 12.7 per cent of total such cases in the country (29,133).
The highest crime rate against women in 2011 was recorded in Tripura (37) as compared to the national average rate of 18.9.
The proportion of IPC crimes committed against women has increased over the last 5 years from 8.8 per cent in 2007 to 9.4 per cent in 2011....more
10:42 AM, Jul 13, 2012