Rape Cases Doubled In The Last 17 Years: NCRB

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Rape Cases Doubled In The Last 17 Years: NCRB
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Recently, Rahul Gandhi had directly targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the issue of violence against women at a rally in Jharkhand. He had said that the PM talks about ‘Make In India’ but the country is facing ‘Rape In India’. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had tried to corner Rahul Gandhi on this statement but new figures of the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) support his claims.

The BJP is creating a lot of furore over Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s statement on ‘Rape In India’ at a rally in Jharkhand. Union Minister Smriti Irani first attacked Rahul Gandhi in Lok Sabha and then lodged a complaint against him with the Election Commission.

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But NCRB figures confirm the claims made by Rahul Gandhi. A year-on-year increase is being registered in cases of rape and sexual violence against women in India.

According to NCRB statistics, 16,075 cases of rape had been registered in the year 2001, while in 2017, they rose to become 32,559 cases. This means that in 17 years, the cases of rape in the country doubled. In other words, in the past 17 years, 67 women are being subjected to rape daily.

The new NCRB figures also reveal that in the year 2017, 30% rape victims were underage girls.

The highest number of rape cases, at 5,598, was registered in Madhya Pradesh. With 4,669 cases, Uttar Pradesh is on the second spot, while Rajasthan is at third place with 3,319 cases. Odisha is on fourth spot with 2,082 cases, while Assam is at fifth place with 2,048 cases.

Women were found to be safest in the north-eastern states of Nagaland, Sikkim, Manipur, Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh as the lowest number of rape cases was registered in these states.