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Nagaland registered 5 rape cases in 2021; 31677 in India

By Imtiyala Jamir Updated: Aug 31, 2022 9:58 pm

Eastern Mirror Desk

Dimapur, Aug. 31 (EMN): Nagaland registered five cases of rape in 2021, according to the National Crime Records Bureau’s (NCRB) ‘Crime in India 2021’ report.

It stated that three cases were registered under ‘rape other than custodial’, one case under ‘relative/ guardian/ teacher/person in position of trust’, and one case under the category of ‘pregnant women’.

However, only one person was convicted for rape in Nagaland in 2021.

Meanwhile, 68 persons (60 male, eight female) were arrested in Nagaland for crimes against women and 59 persons (51 male and eight female) were charge-sheeted in 2021.

The report further revealed that only 18 persons were convicted for their crimes, while one person was discharged and three persons were acquitted during the same period.

Average 86 rapes daily in India

India registered 31,677 cases of rape in 2021 — an average 86 daily — while nearly 49 cases of crime against women were lodged every single hour

The number of rape cases in 2020 was 28,046, while it was 32,033 in 2019.

Among states, Rajasthan (6,337) was on top of the list followed by Madhya Pradesh (2,947), Maharashtra (2,496) and Uttar Pradesh (2,845), while Delhi recorded 1,250 rape cases in 2021, it showed.

The rate of crime (per lakh population) for rape was highest in Rajasthan (16.4) followed by Chandigarh (13.3), Delhi (12.9), Haryana (12.3) and Arunachal Pradesh (11.1). The all-India average rate stood at 4.8, according to the NCRB.

The number of cases of crimes against women in 2020 stood at 3,71,503 and in 2019 at 4,05,326.

The crimes against women category included offences like rape, rape with murder, dowry, acid attacks, suicide abetment, kidnapping, forced marriage, human trafficking, online harassment, among others.

In 2021, the maximum cases of crimes against women were lodged in Uttar Pradesh (56,083) followed by Rajasthan (40,738), Maharashtra (39,526), West Bengal (35,884) and Odisha 31,352, the NCRB showed.

However, in terms of rate of crime against women, Assam (168.3) was on the top of the list for 2021, followed by Delhi (147), Odisha (137), Haryana (119.7) and Telangana (111.2).

(With inputs from PTI)

By Imtiyala Jamir Updated: Aug 31, 2022 9:58:00 pm
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