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According to the report entitled Crime in India 2014 by National Crime Records Bureau (released in 2015), www.ncrb.nic.in

Crime against women*

• The rate of total cognizable crime committed against women in India has been 56.3.

• Most crimes against women in 2014 were committed in Uttar Pradesh (11.4 percent), followed by West Bengal (11.3 percent), Rajasthan (9.2 percent), Madhya Pradesh (8.5 percent) and Maharashtra (7.9 percent).

• Among the states, the rate of total cognizable crimes against women in 2014 has been the highest in Assam (123.4 crimes per lakh women population), followed by Rajasthan (91.4), Tripura (88) and West Bengal (85.4). Among the Union Territories (UTs), the rate of total cognizable crimes against women has been the highest in Delhi UT (169.1).  

• The rate of crime relating to rape has gone up from 3.5 in 2004 to 6.1 in 2014. The incidence of such crime has almost doubled from 18,233 in 2004 to 36,735 in 2014.

• In 2014, most victims of incest rape were in the age group 12-16 years (29.6 percent), followed by the age group 18-30 years (28.5 percent). Incest Rape include rape by blood relatives like Grandfather/ Father/ Brother/ Son etc. In 2014, most victims of rape (also includes incest rape) were in the age group 18-30 years (43.8 percent).

• The rate of crime relating to Assault on women with intent to outrage her Modesty has gone up from 6.6 in 2004 to 13.7 in 2014. The incidence of such crime has increased from 34,567 in 2004 to 82,235 in 2014.

• The rate of crime relating to Cruelty by Husband or his Relatives has almost doubled from 11.1 in 2004 to 20.5 in 2014. The incidence of such crime has increased from 58,121 in 2004 to 1,22,877 in 2014.

• The rate of total cognizable crime relating to human trafficking in 2014 has been the highest in Daman & Diu (2.6), followed by Andaman & Nicobar Islands (2.2). Among states, the rate of total cognizable crime in human trafficking has been highest Haryana and Assam (both 1.3), followed by West Bengal & Goa (both 1.2).

Crime against children

• The rate of total cognizable crime committed against children in India has been 20.1.

• The rate of total cognizable crime committed against children in 2014 has been the highest in Delhi UT (166.9), followed by Goa (63.5). 

• The incidence of infanticide has been the highest in Rajasthan (33) during 2014. The incidence of foeticide has been the highest in Madhya Pradesh (30), followed by Rajasthan (24).

Crime against Scheduled Castes (SCs) and Scheduled Tribes (STs)

• The rate of total cognizable crime committed against SCs in India has been 23.4.

• The rate of total cognizable crime committed against SCs in 2014 has been the highest in Goa (66.8), followed by Rajasthan (65.7).

• Most crimes against SCs in 2014 were committed in Uttar Pradesh (17.2 percent), followed by Rajasthan (17.1 percent) and Bihar (16.8 percent).

• The rate of total cognizable crime committed against STs in India has been 11.0.

• The rate of total cognizable crime committed against STs in 2014 has been the highest in Rajasthan (42.8), followed by Kerala (27.8), Andaman & Nicobar Islands (24.5) and Andhra Pradesh (23.8).

• Most crimes against STs in 2014 were committed in Rajasthan (34.5 percent), followed by Madhya Pradesh (19.9 percent), Odisha (11 percent) and Chhattisgarh (6.3 percent).

Note:

* Crime rate against a particular community is the ratio of total number of crimes committed or reported in a year against that community to the population of that community (in lakhs). It is calculated to compare crime rates across various regions and also for inter-temporal comparison.

Crime rate for crime against women, crime against children, crime against SCs/STs and crime senior citizens have been calculated using population of female, children (upto 18 years), SCs/STs and persons(60 years & above of age).   

 



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