Women`s safety – Facts and Figures

Here are some facts and figures based on the safety of women in India. They might help you in a keener observataion of management in the country.

1. A new case is registered regarding crime against women every 20 minutes in India.

2. According to the National Crime Records Bureau, 206 rape cases were registered in India in 2011. According to reports rape cases in the country doubled between 1990 and 2008.

3. According to a BBC report in February 2013, more than 7,200 children are raped each year in India.

4. In April 2013, Parliament introduced amendments in the Indian Penal Code making various changes to the anti-rape laws in India after the Delhi gang- rape case in December 2012.

5. A look at the data of the NCRB shows that Maharashtra ranks among the 10 worst states in terms of conviction rates for most offences against women.

6. In 98 percent of registered cases of rapes in the country, close relatives and acquaintances are the accused, National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) said in its 2012 report.

7. A total of 24,923 rape cases were registered in India in 2012.

8. Lakshadweep is the only administrative division in the country where no rape of minors has been reported since 2007, as per the NCRB report.

9. On an average, spending on safety nets accounts for 1 to 2 percent of GDP across developing and transition countries, though sometimes much less or much more.

Nearly 68,000 rape cases were registered across the country during the period 2009-11. But out of them only 16,000 rapists were sentenced to prison.

11. In 2012, reports of rape, dowry deaths, sexual harassment, kidnapping, trafficking and other crimes against women in the country rose by 6.4 percent from the previous year. The highest numbers of rapes were recorded in Delhi.

12. As per the figures of NCRB, 244,270 crimes against women were reported to the police last year.

Compiled by: Shwetlana Tripathi