NCRB Records: 87 Average Rape Cases Recorded in Delhi India; Crimes Against Women rises by 7% in 2019

A latest government data showed on Tuesday, India recorded an average of 87 rape cases daily in 2019 and overall 4,05,861 cases of crime against women during the year, a rise of over 7% from 2018.

The data compiled by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) showed that country recorded 3,78,236 cases of crimes against women in 2018.

In 2019 the data showed, a total of 32,033 cases of rape were lodged which was 7.3% of all crimes against women during the year.

In 2018, 33,356 rapes were recorded across the country, up from 32,559 in 2017 according to the data from corresponding years.

“Majority of these cases under Indian Penal Code were registered under ‘cruelty by husband or his relatives’ (30.9%) followed by ‘Assault on women with intent to outrage her modesty’ (21.8%), ‘kidnapping and abduction of women’ (17.9%),” the NCRB data for 2019.

The crime rate registered per lakh women population stood at 62.4 in 2019 in comparison with 58.8 in 2018, it showed. The NCRB, which functions under the Union Home Ministry is tasked with collecting and analysing crime data as defined by the Indian Penal Code and special and local laws in the country.