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Crimes against women on the rise: Report

Amidst the Delhi Police and the Delhi government being busy in a tug of war over policing matters in the light of rape of a two-year-old, four-year-old and five-year-old in the national Capital, cases of molestation, rape and other crimes pertaining to women have been increasing over the past one year. 

According to the Delhi Police data, in 2015, from January 1 to October 15, 4,406 molestation cases have been registered with the police. In 2014, total number of molestation cases registered were 4,322 and from January 1 to October 15 in 2014, 3,487 cases of molestation were registered which means there is an increase of 26.35 per cent in molestation cases. 

The number of rape cases have seen a spurt in the past one year. In 2015, 1,750 cases of rape have been registered till October 15. In 2014, 2,166 cases of rape were registered, out of which 1,725 were registered with the police till October 15. This means that there is an increase of 14.53 per cent in rape cases over the past one year. Apart from molestation and rape, crimes against women include snatching and robbery have also seen a hike over the past one year. According to the Delhi Police data, in 2015, from January 1 to October 15, 7,724 cases have been registered. In 2014, total number of snatching cases recorded with the police was 7,350, out of which from January 1 to October 15, 5,612 snatching cases were registered with the police. This means that there has been an increase of 37. 63 per cent. 

As per records for robbery cases, in 2015, from January 1 till October 15, 6033 cases of robbery have been registered. In 2014, total cases of robbery registered with the police were 6464 and from January 1 till Oct 15, 4962 robbery cases were registered. This suggests that there has been an increase of 21.58% in robbery cases over the past one year.

Kanika Mehta

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