India: NCRB report phrases Delhi as essentially the most unsafe metropolitan metropolis for girls

India’s capital metropolis of Delhi has a infamous status for being unsafe for girls. Not too long ago launched knowledge by the nation’s Nationwide Crime Information Bureau (NCRB) has accomplished little to enhance on the stated status by terming Delhi as essentially the most unsafe metropolitan metropolis in India for girls.

Reportedly, Delhi noticed a greater than 40 per cent rise in crimes in opposition to ladies in 2021, in comparison with a 12 months prior. A complete of 13,500 crimes had been reported in opposition to the fairer intercourse in 2021, in comparison with a bit of beneath 10,000 in 2020.

Of the 43,414 crimes reported in opposition to ladies in 19 main cities throughout the nation, Delhi accounted for 32.20 per cent of the circumstances, suggesting that legislation and order authorities weren’t working correctly to create a secure setting for girls.

Amongst the class of crimes, over 3,948 circumstances of abduction and kidnapping had been reported whereas 2,022 circumstances of assault on ladies with an intent to outrage their modesty had been registered by the Bureau.

 

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Equally, 1,357 reported circumstances had been beneath the Safety of Youngsters from Sexual Offences Act (lady youngster victims solely) whereas 833 circumstances of lady youngster rape got here from the capital metropolis alone. 

Nevertheless, what might come as most stunning is the circumstances of dowry deaths, regardless of a concerted marketing campaign by the central and state authorities to discourage dowry.

In response to the info, the nationwide capital witnessed 136 circumstances of dowry deaths, which once more accounted for 36.36 per cent of the entire circumstances. 

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Delhi was adopted by Mumbai and Bengaluru within the listing with the 2 metropolitan cities accounting for 12.76 per cent and seven.2 per cent of the entire crimes. 

(With inputs from businesses)

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