This Northeast state is unsafe for women, tops crime chart

This Northeast state is unsafe for women, tops crime chart

TNT Bureau


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.

Crime Rate is calculated as the number of crimes recorded per one lakh population.

In 2018, a total of 27,728 crimes against women were registered in Assam (in 2017 it was 23,082), which was 7.3% of all crimes against women in India that year.

In 2017, the rate of crime against women in Assam was 143.3 against the national figure of 57.9. Delhi came second with a rate of 133.3, followed by Telangana at 94.7 and Odisha at 94.5.

Assam also recorded 66 instances of rape and murder – the highest joint figure for the two categories in the country for 2018. Madhya Pradesh came second with 46 cases and Uttar Pradesh third with 41.

In 2017, the Assam reported 27 cases, which was the second highest after Uttar Pradesh's 64 cases.

Assam also topped the list for cyber crimes against women in 2018 with 295 cases. Odisha came second with 208 cases.

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