Assam recorded the highest rate of Crimes against Women; Kolkata safest Metropolitan; NCRB Report

According to the annual National Crime Record Bureau’s (NCRB) “Crime in India” 2020 report released on Wednesday.  Assam recorded the highest rate of crimes against women in the country. The rate is calculated according to the number of crimes recorded in a population of every one lakh.

In India, the overall number of crimes against women fell from 4,05,326 in 2019 to 3,71,503 last year.

However, the majority of the cases registered were related to “cruelty by husband or his relatives” (30%), followed by “assault on women with intent to outrage her modesty” (23%). As much as 7.5% of the total crimes against women were raped.

According to Hindustan Times, this was the fourth consecutive year that Assam has reported the highest rate of crimes against women among all states.

It is reported, In Assam, the rate of crimes against women last year stood at 154.3, followed by Odisha at 112.9 and Telangana at 95.4.

Meanwhile, in terms of the number of crimes against women, Uttar Pradesh, similar to 2019, recorded the highest number. However, the number of crimes against women in the country’s largest state fell from 59,853 in 2019 to 49,385 in 2020.

Rajasthan recorded the highest number of rape cases (5,310). This was followed by Uttar Pradesh (2,769), Madhya Pradesh (2,339), and Maharashtra (2,061).

Among the larger states, Tamil Nadu (17.4) recorded the lowest rate of crimes against women.

Kidnapping & abduction

A total of 84,805 cases of kidnapping & abduction were registered during 2020, showing a decrease of 19.3% over 2019 (1,05,036 cases)

A total of 88,590 (14,869 male and 73,721 female) victims were reported kidnapped or abducted during 2020, out of which 56,591 (8,715 male and 47,876 female) 2 victims were children and 31,999 (6,154 male and 25,845 female) victims were adult.

Talking about metropolitan cities

Kolkata emerged as the safest metropolitan city in the country with a crime rate of 109.9, according to the data. Delhi had the highest crime rate of 1,506.9, followed by Chennai (1,016.4).

Overall, 9,24,016 crimes were registered in the 19 metropolitan cities with a population of more than 20 lakh. This marked a 7.6% increase in the number of crimes from 2019.

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