India’s Most Dangerous Places for Women

Published: 11th April 2015 10:50 AM  |   Last Updated: 11th April 2015 10:50 AM   |  A+A-


The only available  statistics are for 2013 from the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB). In India, a crime against women happens every 1.7 minutes. A rape case is registered every 16 minutes and one domestic violence case is reported per 4.4 minutes.

Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal are the states that top the list of crime against women. Crime per lakh of female population is the highest in

Assam, Tripura  and Rajasthan. Kerala has the highest molestation rate: 24.28 per lakh of female population, compared to the national average of 11.94.

Andhra Pradesh, with 32,809 cases, recorded 10.60 per cent of total crime against women in the country. Rate of crime in Uttar Pradesh is 32.93 per lakh of female population and total crime against women: 32,546 cases.

With 29,826 cases, the rate of crime against women was 67.14 per lakh of female population in West Bengal.

Madhya Pradesh had the highest number of rape cases: 4,335 and 12.1 per cent of total such cases registered in the country, followed by Rajasthan (3,285 cases, 9.78 per cent) and Maharashtra (3,063 cases, 5.52 per cent).

Delhi, India’s rape capital, reported 1,441 cases with 29.41 per cent of such cases among 53 large cities in India. It recorded 11,449 cases (21.41 per cent) of total crime against women; 35.1 per cent of kidnapping and abduction; 15.76 per cent of dowry deaths; 25.76 per cent of molestation cases and 28.3 per cent of incest rapes.

Mumbai: 2,946 cases, 5.51 per cent of total crime against women

Bengaluru: 2,608 cases, 4.88 per cent of crime against women.

 Ahmedabad: 2,449 cases, 4.58 per cent of crime against women.

Kolkata: 2,399 cases,4.49 per cent of total crime against women

The rate of cognisable crimes against women was significantly higher in Vijayawada, Kota, Gwalior, Delhi and Jaipur.


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