Uttar Pradesh tops list of child rape cases

Last Updated: Thursday, March 4, 2010 - 23:11

New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh tops the list of
States and Union Territories with the highest number of 900
child rape cases in 2008 followed by Madhya Pradesh and
Maharashtra.

According to the latest data by the Ministry of Home
Affairs for three years, cases of child rape continue to rise
as a total of 4,721 cases were registered during 2006, 5,045
in 2007 and 5,446 in 2008 across the country.

Police have arrested 5,489 people in 2006 for their
involvement in such crimes, 5,756 in 2007 and 6,363 in 2008.

Madhya Pradesh registered 892 such cases, Maharashtra
(690), Rajasthan (420) and Andhra Pradesh (412) in 2008, the
data said.

A total of 411 such cases were registered in
Chhattisgarh, 301 in Delhi, 215 in Kerala, 187 in Tamil Nadu,
129 in West Bengal, 106 in Punjab and 104 in Tripura, it said.

Whereas, Gujarat has registered 99 cases, Karnataka 97,
Bihar 91, Haryana 70, Himachal Pradesh 68, Orissa 65 and Goa
18.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, March 4, 2010 - 23:11
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