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Sexual crimes against women are highest in UP

By NewsGram Staff-Writer

New Delhi: The sexual crimes against women are highest in Uttar Pradesh. Out of the total 7079 cases registered for gang-rape, custodial rape and stalking offenses, the cases registered in UP stand at 1592. Further, UP has recorded the highest incidences in each of these three categories. The statistics were released by National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) which has compiled the crimes that were registered across the country in 2014 and published its latest data on crimes.

picture: timesofindia.indiatimes.com
picture: timesofindia.indiatimes.com

The NCRB report says that in 2014 alone, 36,700 cases of rape were registered across the country. The NCRB has further categorized the sexual crimes against women into various categories like gang-rape, stalking, voyeurism, sexual harassment at workplace and molestation in public transport, according to a report published in Times of India.

Out of the total 36,700 cases of rape, around 2300 cases were that of gang-rape. Of these, Uttar Pradesh alone recorded around 570 cases, the highest in the country.

Uttar Pradesh was also notoriously ahead with respect to cases of custodial rape and stalking. Out of the total 197 recorded rapes committed in police custody, 187 (around 90%) were recorded in UP. Similarly, out of 4600 cases of stalking, UP stood at 835, followed by Maharashtra at 797.

The highest rate of stalking cases was recorded in Delhi, where 541 stalking cases forming 6 offense per lakh population were registered. Goa registered second highest rate of stalking at 2.8 per lakh population.

Further, around 4200 cases of attempt to rapes and 674 cases of voyeurism were registered across the country. Voyeurism was highest at Goa, followed by Assam.

Around 57 cases of sexual harassment at “office”, around 469 cases of sexual harassment at “other places of work” and 121 cases of sexual harassment in public transport were recorded across the country. Sexual harassment in public transport was highest in Andhra Pradesh (65), followed by Kerala (11).

The NCRB data shows only the cases that were registered with the police. Hence, the data may not reflect the actual scenario on the ground.

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