Over 18,000 stalking cases registered in last three years, MoS Home tells Lok Sabha

More than 18,000 cases of stalking were registered in last three years in the country, the Lok Sabha was informed.

Published: 08th August 2017 07:15 PM  |   Last Updated: 08th August 2017 07:18 PM   |  A+A-

Image used for representational purpose.

By PTI

NEW DELHI: More than 18,000 cases of stalking were registered in last three years in the country, the Lok Sabha was informed today.     

According to the statistics on crime against women tabled by Minister of State for Home, Hansraj Ahir, stalking cases showed a consistent rise in last three years.   

As per the data, 7,132 cases of stalking were registered in 2016, 6,266 cases in 2015 and 4,699 cases in 2014.     

Ahir said as many as 8,620 people were arrested for cases related to stalking and 481 convicted for the same in 2016.   

In 2015, a total of 6,694 people were arrested and 473 were convicted, while in 2014, as many as 5,439 people were arrested and 262 were convicted for stalking-related crimes, the minister said.     

According to the data, abduction and attempt to abduction cases have also seen a rise in the past few years.

In 2014, there were about 57,000 such cases, while in 2015, their number stood at 64,000, it added

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp