UP reported the highest number of crimes against women (59,853), accounting for 14.7 per cent of such cases across the country during 2019 : 11,829 cases against Scheduled Castes, accounting for 25.8 per cent of the cases across the country
NEW DELHI—The “Crime in India”-2019 report released by the National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB) on Tuesday has revealed that Uttar Pradesh has reported the highest number of cases pertaining to crime against women and crime against scheduled castes between 2018 and 2019.
According to the NCRB report, a total of 4,05, 861 cases of crime against women were registered during 2019 over 2018 when total cases of crime against women were registered 3,78,236, showing an increase of 7.3 per cent, nationally.
Majority of the cases of crime against women were caused due to cruelty by husband or his relatives’ (30.9 per cent), followed by ‘assault on women with intent to outrage her modesty’ (21.8 per cent), ‘kidnapping and abduction of women’ (17.9 per cent) and ‘rape’ (7.9 per cent). The crime rate registered per lakh women population is 62.4 in 2019 in comparison with 58.8 in 2018, says the NCRB report.
Rajasthan reported the highest number of rapes with 5,997 cases, followed by UP (3,065) and Madhya Pradesh (2,485). In terms of rate of rape cases, Rajasthan was the highest at 15.9 (per lakh population), followed by Kerala (11.1) and Haryana (10.9).
UP also had the highest number of crimes against girl children under the POCSO Act with 7,444 cases, followed by Maharashtra (6,402) and MP (6,053). The highest rate of these crimes were in Sikkim (27.1 per lakh population), MP (15.1), and Haryana (14.6).
UP had the highest number of dowry cases (2,410), at a rate of 2.2 (per lakh population), followed by Bihar (1,120). According to the report, 150 acid attacks were reported in 2019, of which 42 took place in UP and 36 in West Bengal.
The report confirmed a total of 45,935 cases were registered as crime against Scheduled Castes (SCs), “showing an increase of 7.3 per cent over 2018 (42,793 cases).
UP reported11,829 cases against Scheduled Castes, accounting for 25.8 per cent of the cases across the country. It was followed by Rajasthan (6,794 cases; 14.8 per cent) and Bihar (6,544; 14.2 per cent). However, the rate of such cases was highest in Rajasthan at 55.6 (per lakh population), followed by MP (46.7) and Bihar (39.5).
Rajasthan also had the highest number of rapes against Dalit women (554), followed by UP (537) and MP (510). The rate of rape against Dalit women was highest in Kerala at 4.6 (per lakh population), followed by MP (4.5) and Rajasthan (4.5).
(The report has been written by Syed Ali Ahmed)