New Delhi: Madhya Pradesh recorded the highest number of rape cases, followed by Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh, in 2013 across the country which witnessed over 33,707 such incidents.
A total of 4,335 rape incidents were reported in Madhya Pradesh, 3,063 in Maharashtra, 3,285 in Rajasthan and 3,050 in Uttar Pradesh last year, a report prepared by the National Crime Records Bureau said.
There were 24,923 incidents of rape in 2012 of which 3,425 were registered in Madhya Pradesh, 1,839 in Maharashtra, 2,049 in Rajasthan and 1,963 in Uttar Pradesh.
In 2013, Assam recorded 1,937 rapes, West Bengal 1,685, Delhi 1,636, Andhra Pradesh 1,635, Chhattisgarh 1,380, Kerala 1,221, Jharkhand 1,204 and Gujarat 732 incidents.
There were 1,128 incidents of rape in Bihar last year, 1,030 in Karnataka, 971 in Haryana, 888 in Punjab, 923 in Tamil Nadu, 378 in Jammu and Kashmir, 250 in Himachal Pradesh and 228 in Uttarakhand.
The NCRB report said the country registered 51,881 cases of kidnapping and abduction, 8,083 incidents of dowry death and 1,18,866 complaints of cruelty by husband or relatives.