Crimes Against Women up in 6 NE States; Assam Tops List

Published: 05th July 2014 10:41 AM  |   Last Updated: 05th July 2014 10:43 AM   |  A+A-


GUWAHATI: Crimes against women in six of the eight Northeastern states increased significantly in the last year compared to the year before as Assam led the list, although Manipur and Mizoram registered a downward trend.

At the all-India level, Assam remains in the seventh place, like in the previous year. The list is headed by Andhra Pradesh, followed by Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Rajasthan, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh, the National Crime Records Bureau said in its Crime in India, 2013, report.

West Bengal, which reported the highest rate of crime against women in 2012, has been relegated to third place in 2013, behind Andhra Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh.

Reported instances of crimes against women in Assam jumped to 17,449 in 2013 as against 13,544 the previous year.

In Tripura, between 2013 and the previous year, it had risen to 1,628 from 1,559 while Meghalaya saw a jump to 343 from 255. In Arunachal Pradesh, it was up from 201 to 288, in Sikkim to 93 from 68 and in Nagaland to 67 from 51. Manipur and Mizoram, however, recorded a slide in crimes against women with the incident rate in the former falling to

285 from 304 while the latter saw it drop from 199 to 177.

Assam heads the list for all recorded crimes against women, including rape, kidnapping and abduction, dowry deaths and cruelty by husband and his relatives.

The state reported 1,937 incidents of rape in 2013 as against 1,716 the previous year. It was followed by Tripura, which saw 233 such cases as against 229 in 2012.

In Meghalaya, the number of rape cases increased to 183 from 164, in Arunachal Pradesh to 75 from 46, in Manipur to 72 from 63, in Sikkim to 43 from 34 and in Nagaland to 31 from 21.

Mizoram was the only state in the region which witnessed a drop in rape case, with such incidents coming down to 89 from 103 the year before.

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