Guwahati: Assam has recorded the dubious distinction of having the highest rate of incidences of crime against women in the North East and is ranked seventh in the country, according to the latest report of the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB).
Assam recorded 13,544 incidents of crime against women during the last one year and was ranked seventh in the country. West Bengal tops the list with 30,942 such cases, followed by Andhra Pradesh with 28,171 cases, UP 23,569, Rajasthan 21,106, Madhya Pradesh 16,832 and Maharashtra 16,353.
In the Northeastern region, Nagaland was the most women- friendly state with only 51 incidents of crime against women reported, followed by Sikkim with 68 such cases.
Tripura recorded 1,559 incidents of crime against women, Manipur 304, Meghalaya 255, Arunachal 201 and Mizoram 199.
In rape cases, Assam ranked sixth in the country with 1,716 such incidents. Madhya Pradesh tops the list with 3,425 cases, followed by Rajasthan (2,049 cases), West Bengal (2,046 cases), Uttar Pradesh (1,963 cases) and Maharashtra (1,839 cases).
Among the other North Eastern states, Tripura registered 229 cases of rape, Meghalaya 164, Mizoram 103, Manipur 63, Arunachal Pradesh 46, Sikkim 34 and Nagaland 21.
In cases related to kidnapping and abduction of women, Assam ranked fourth in the country with 3,360. Uttar Pradesh with 7,910 cases tops the chart, followed by West Bengal with 4,168 cases and Bihar 3,789 cases.