NORTHEAST INDIA | JAN 13, 2020:
Even as the death penalty on those charged with and convicted of raping and causing the death of 'Nirbhaya' is set to be carried out on January 22, Assam, Delhi, and Haryana have the dubious distinction of featuring as the top three states in India on crimes against women.
The rate of crimes against women (calculated as crimes per 100,000 of the population) is the highest in Assam, the latest data from the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) reveals.
Rate of crime against women in Assam stood at 166 for 2018, almost three times the national average rate of 58.8 and marginally above Delhi's crime rate of 149.6. Haryana was placed third on the list of shame with a crime rate of 107.5 against women.