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NCRB Report 2020: W. Bengal, Odisha unsafe for women? National Crime Registration Report Statistics Released!

Every year a report is prepared by the National Crime Record Bureau releasing the crime statistics of the country. According to the report released for the year 2020, the number of recorded crimes against women has decreased by 8.3 per cent in 2020 as compared to 2019. However, in the same period, the number has increased significantly in West Bengal and Odisha. The statistics also show that the highest number of crimes committed by husbands or other family members is in the statistics of the country.

Decline in crime in the capital Delhi

According to the NCRB report released on Tuesday, September 14, the number of crimes against women has dropped by 8.3 per cent in 2020 as compared to 2019. In 2019, this number was 4 lakh 5 thousand 326, in 2020 it has come down to 3 lakh 71 thousand 503. However, in West Bengal and Odisha, the number has increased compared to the previous year.

In contrast, the country’s capital, Delhi, has seen a decline in reported crimes against women. In Delhi, 13 thousand 395 crimes were registered in 2019, while in 2020 it has come down to 10 thousand 093. In Uttar Pradesh too, the number has come down from 59,853 to 49,385. Therefore, it is clear that the average number of crimes against women has decreased during the Corona period.

Most of the crimes are committed by husbands and family members

In any case, at least 30 per cent of reported crimes are perpetrated by husbands and their families. This is followed by 23 per cent of crimes against women. The abduction rate for women is 16.8 per cent. In particular, the lowest rate of rape was recorded at 7.5 per cent.

Out of 3 lakh 71 thousand 503 cases of crimes against women registered in 2020, 35 thousand 331 cases have taken place in major cities of the country. This proportion has also decreased by 21.1 per cent as compared to 2019. The decline is said to be due to a complete lockdown in the first wave of the corona in the country.

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