NEW DELHI: Madhya Pradesh recorded the highest number of rape cases in 2013, followed by Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh, according to a report by the National Crime Records Bureau. The report says a total of 33,707 rape cases were filed across the country last year.
States with most number of cases
Haryana witnessed 971 rape cases in 2013 followed by Tamil Nadu where the total number of cases was 923. Punjab (888), Gujarat (732), Jammu and Kashmir (378), Himachal Pradesh (250) and Uttarakhand (22) are the other states with most number of rape cases registered.
Kidnapping and Abduction
The NCRB report said the country registered 51,881 cases of kidnapping and abduction in 2013 with Uttar Pradesh topping the list.
Haryana registered 1,957 incidents of kidnapping and abduction of women, 1,881 in Chhattisgarh, 1,874 in Maharashtra, 1,595 in Andhra Pradesh and 1,516 in Tamil Nadu.
Dowry death cases
The NCRB report says a total of 8,083 incidents of dowry death were reported in 2013.
Crime against women by husband or relatives
A total of 1,18,866 complaints of cruelty against women by husband or relatives were reported in 2013.
In terms of total number of cases of crimes against women in 2013, Uttar Pradesh tops the list with 32,546 cases followed by Andhra Pradesh (32,809) and Rajasthan (27,933).
Assam tops in the rates of crimes which is measured based on the total number of crimes reported per 1 lakh population of women. In Assam it is 113.93 followed by Tripura (89.75) and Rajasthan 83.13.