Crime Against Women on The Rise in India

Crime against women has increased in India in the year 2011 as compared with the past years, according to the latest report of National Crime records Bureau (NCRB) said.

According to reports, 2,28,650 cases of crime against women were registered in the country in 2011, where as 2,13,585 cases were reported in 2010.

Among the states, West Bengal has reported 12.7% of total cases in the country (29,133).

Tripura reported the highest crime rate (37.0) as compared to the national average rate of 18.9, where as 18.0 in 2010.

The reports said the crimes against women has increased from 8.8% in the year 2007 to 9.4% in 2011.

The highest number of rape cases is in Madhya Pradesh where 3,406 cases were registered.

The highest number of cases of kidnapping and abduction (7,525) and dowry deaths (2,322) were reported in Uttar Pradesh.

According to reports, 33,789 cases of crime against women were reported from 53 mega cities.

The NCRB reports said Delhi comprised for 13.3% (4,489) of total crimes in cities followed by Bengaluru 5.6% (1,890) and Hyderabad 5.5% (1,860).

Hemanta Kumar Nath is a correspondent in Assam, India, who reports on local news in Assam, the north east Indian state.