The latest report by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) has shown a surprising trend differing from the widely accepted norms that children in poverty are the most vulnerable and soft targets of criminal gangs and goons.
The number of domestic violence cases in Gujarat rose by 1154 to 7812 in 2013 with the conviction rate of just 2.30 per cent which is far below the national average in this category, according to the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB).
Considering the ever-changing nature of crimes and the category of criminals in the country, data provided by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) still has a long way to go to provide the actual scenario prevalent in the country.
The National Crime Records Bureau, the country`s central repository for tabulating data related to criminal incidents, will soon begin collating data related to offences recorded under Section 377 (unnatural sex) of IPC as it prepares a new format to be sent to states.
Crime against women has been on the rise in the country with 78,533 cases involving molestation, kidnapping and abduction of women and girls registered in 2011 against 70,408 recorded in the previous year.
`Save Indian Family Foundation` (SIFF), an NGO, has claimed that over five lakh persons had been harassed by the alleged misuse of various women protection laws even as 22 per cent of total arrested in these cases are women.