2016 saw 106 rapes a day, Delhi the capital here too
NEW DELHI: In 2016, India recorded 106 rapes a day, once again highlighting the continuing rise in crimes against women in the country despite a series of court rulings and toughening of laws to deal with the menace.
A large number of those raped (2,116) were girls in the age-group of 0 to 12 years and in 36,859 (94.6%) of cases, offenders were known to the rape victims including neighbours, family members, relatives, husband/live-in partner, employer/co-worker etc.
The national capital Delhi witnessed the most rape cases at 1,996 , followed by 712 in Mumbai, 354 in Pune and 330 in Jaipur. The NCRB data released on Thursday said that crimes against women increased by 2.9% all over the country in 2016 with 4,737 rapes recorded through the year.
In all, 38,947 rape cases were registered across India in 2016, compared to 34,210 in 2015. Gang-rape cases reported in 2016 also increased to 2,167 from 2,113 in 2015. UP, which was ruled by SP in 2016, reported 14% of crimes (at 49,262 out of 3,38,954 cases, the most) against women, followed by Bengal (9.6%).
Expat Med-5 hours ago
106 rapes a day! And this goberment has the courage to speak of women power to Ivanka Trump and to Miss World Ms Chillar
Aam Admi-Jammu & Kashmir-5 hours ago
India is the rape capital of the world.
Fossil By Then-3 hours ago
Indian men.. Especially North Indians.. The worst to walk on Earth. Even the educated ones.. fit for the gutter.. You cannot deal with them in any way..
Hi Sudip-4 hours ago
Rapist capital ? Is this the example of women empowerment ? What all delegates said in GES recently we''re completely opposite !
Rajaji Bilove-unknown-3 hours ago
Govt has no choice but to introduce death penalty for crimes against women if it wants to eradicate this menace.. this type of penalty should be applicable to rape of minor & gang rape.
guru-WORLDWIDE-5 hours ago
That was the recorded rapes,if you take all rapes committed that will set another record.That makes it 37,736 recorded rapes in a year.shame shame shame
Ankur-2 hours ago
this is one area which disappoints from Modi Govt.
Deepak-2 hours ago
Shame shame shame. This is what our new culture is, RAPE! India is no more safe place for women. Either raped physically or with eyes. Men stare at women as they rape them with eyes.
Appa Durai-3 hours ago
The statistics are still wrong I can say. Every second there will be a rape in India as many cases go unreported
Hardeep Singh Sondhi-3 hours ago
These are only the cases reported by the women.....in actuality there must be thousands of more cases which have not been reported....India has truly become the Rape Capital of the World!!