Avg 87 rape cases daily, over 7% rise in crimes against women: NCRB

A total of 32,033 cases of rape were lodged in 2019, which was 7.3 percent of all crimes against women during the year

New Delhi: India recorded an average of 87 rape cases daily in 2019 and overall 4,05,861 cases of crime against women during the year, a rise of over 7 percent from 2018, the latest government data showed Tuesday.

The country recorded 3,78,236 cases of crimes against women in 2018, the data compiled by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) showed.

A total of 32,033 cases of rape were lodged in 2019, which was 7.3 percent of all crimes against women during the year, the data showed.

In 2018, 33,356 rapes were recorded across the country, up from 32,559 in 2017, according to the data from corresponding years.

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The majority of these cases under the Indian Penal Code were registered under ‘cruelty by husband or his relatives‘ (30.9 percent) followed by ‘Assault on women with intent to outrage her modesty’ (21.8 percent), ‘kidnapping and abduction of women’ (17.9 percent), the NCRB data for 2019 showed.

The crime rate registered per lakh women population stood at 62.4 in 2019 in comparison with 58.8 in 2018, it showed.

The NCRB, which functions under the Union Home Ministry, is tasked with collecting and analyzing crime data as defined by the Indian Penal Code and special and local laws in the country.

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