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In 5 Years To 2015, 44% Rise In Crimes Against Women

Shreya Shah,
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In the five years upto 2015, crimes against women recorded by the National Crime Records Bureau, a division of the home ministry, went up by 43.5%, which could be because of an increase in crimes or because women were more confident about reporting crimes against them.


In 2011, 219,142 crimes were reported against women, which went up to 314,575 in 2015.


Of all crimes recorded under the Indian Penal Code, 10.7% were crimes against women, a slight increase from 2011 when 9.4% of all crimes reported were against women.




Source: National Crime Records Bureau


(Shah is a reporter/writer with IndiaSpend.)


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  1. CHRISTURAJ Savarinayagam Reply

    August 4, 2017 at 1:01 pm

    The Crime against women proves that India is more and more turning male chauvinist in approach and the repeated alarms of Patriotism denotes threats and crime against women and girl children. We need to revisit the concept of Patriotism from women’s perspective to protect the interest of women from marginalized sections of the Union of India.

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