New Delhi: The government today said it is
not correct to say that Delhi has become the most unsafe place
for women and incidents of rape and molestation in the
national capital have come down in the last five years.
"It is not correct to say that the Delhi has become the
most unsafe place for women and crimes against women are
increasing day by day," Minister of State for Home Mullapally
Ramachandran said in the Rajya Sabha in response to a question
whether the national capital has been prone to crime against
"The incidents of rape and molestation of women reported
in Delhi have shown a decline over the last five years,"
The highest number of 25,246 cases of crime against
women were registered in Andhra Pradesh last year, followed by
22,587 in Uttar Pradesh, 20,629 in West Bengal and 17,872 in
Madhya Pradesh, according to data given by the Minister.
He said 15,431 cases were registered in Rajasthan, 14,060
in Maharashtra and 8,898 cases were filed in Karnataka.
While a total of 4,121 cases were registered in Delhi.
states like Orissa (12), Nagaland (12) and Sikkim (32) had
fewer instances of such crime.