Women Police Personnel Constitute A Meagre 9% Of Total Police Force
In simple terms, there is just one woman per 10 police personnel in the country. Violence-hit Jammu and Kashmir has 83,627 police personnel but the number of women police personnel here is just 3,437, which is 3.5%. In Telangana, there are 53,115 police personnel but there are only 2,198 women among them, which is 4.1%. Madhya Pradesh is among the states with the maximum number of crimes against women but there are only 5,365 women police personnel here, which is just 5.27%. The total number of police personnel here is more than 1,01,751. The number of police personnel in Andhra Pradesh is 61,168 but there are only 3,456 women among them, which is just 5.65% of the total figure. The Naxal-affected state of Jharkhand has 62,904 police personnel but there are only 4,096 women police personnel here, which is just 6.5%. Meanwhile, Tamil Nadu tops the states where women have a larger share of women. Here, out of 1,10,186 police personnel deployed in the state, 19,238 are women, which is 17.45% of the total number. Bihar is on second spot, where out of 86,639 police personnel, 13,559 are women, which is 15.6%. The Union Territory of Chandigarh has 1,057 women police personnel out of 7,848, which is 13.4%. Maharashtra has a total of 2,13,382 police personnel, out of which 27,660 are women, which is 12.9%. Himachal Pradesh has a total of 16,715 police personnel, out of which 2,157 are women, which is 12.9%. If experts are believed, apart from cases related to sexual violence, which are handed over for investigation to women police personnel, they are not entrusted with other, important law and order responsibilities.
The share of women in the country's #policeforce is less than nine percent. To put it simply, for every 10 policemen in the country, there is only one #womanpolice@renu_garia #crimeagainstwomen— GoNewsIndia (@GoNews_India) February 7, 2020
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