Crimes against women in TN down: Palaniswami
Chennai, July 8 (PTI): Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami today said the state fared better when it came to instances of crime against women when compared to others and credited crime prevention activities by the police for this.
Citing National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data, the Chief Minister said a total of 5,847 cases of crimes against women were registered in Tamil Nadu in the year 2015 whereas the number was far more in states like Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal.
Uttar Pradesh had recorded nearly 35,600 cases while West Bengal came next with with 33,218, followed by Maharashtra (31,126) and Rajasthan at 28,165 in 2015, he said.
The number of such cases were in excess of 9000 in states like Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala, he added.
“Since crime prevention activities are taken effectively in Tamil Nadu, crimes against women, when compared to other states, are lesser,” he informed the state Assembly.
The Chief Minister was wrapping up the debate on the grants for his Home (Police and Fire and Rescue Services) department.
Palaniswami said his government was guided by the principles followed by late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa and therefore accorded top priority for women’s safety.