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The year-wise data of crime against women as per National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) during the years 2016 to 2018 is at Annexure-I.

 

The Government attaches high priority to ensuring safety and security of women and has undertaken various legislative and schematic interventions in this regard. These include legislations such as ‘The Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 2018’, ‘The Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 2013’, ‘The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013’, ‘The Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2006’, ‘The Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act, 1986’, ‘The Dowry Prohibition Act, 1961’, ‘The Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act, 1956’ etc. and schemes such as those of One Stop Centres, Universalisation of Women Helpline, Mahila Police Volunteers, Swadhar, Ujjawala etc.

 

The data of suicides committed by women on account of dowry related issues during 2017-2019 as per NCRB report is at Annexure-II.

 

‘Police’ and ‘Public Order’ are State subjects under the Seventh Schedule to the Constitution of India. The responsibilities to maintain law and order, protection of life and property of the citizens rest primarily with the respective State Governments.

 

This information was given in a written reply by the Union Minister of Women and Child Development, Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani in Lok Sabha today.

 

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Annexure-I

 

ANNEXURE REFERRED TO IN REPLY TO PART (a) TO THE LOK SABHA UN-STARRED QUESTION NO.1109 FOR 18.09.2020 ASKED BY DR. AMAR SINGH REGARDING ‘VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN’

 

Details of various crimes committed against women during the year 2016, 2017 and 2018 as per NCRB Report

 

Sl. No.

Crime Head

2016

2017

2018

1

Murder with Rape/Gang Rape

-

223

294

1A

Murder with Rape/POCSO (children)

-

139

139

2

Dowry Deaths

7621

7466

7166

3

Abetment to Suicide of Women

4466

5282

5037

4

Miscarriage

587

266

213

5

Acid Attack

160

148

131

6

Attempt to Acid Attack

46

35

37

7

Cruelty by Husband or his relatives

110378

104551

103272

8

Kidnapping and Abduction of Women

64519

66333

72751

9

Human Trafficking

659

662

854

10

Selling of Minor Girls

-

80

40

11

Buying of Minor Girls

-

4

8

12

Rape

38947

32559

33356

13

Unnatural Offences

489

-

-

14

Attempt to Commit Rape

5729

4154

4097

15

Assault on Women with Intent to Outrage her Modesty

84746

86001

89097

16

Insult to the Modesty of Women

7305

7451

6992

17

Dowry Prohibition Act

9683

10189

12826

18

Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act

2214

1536

1459

19

Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act

437

616

579

20

Cyber Crimes/Information Technology Act

930

600

1244

21

Protection of Children from Sexual Violence Act

-

31668

38802

22

Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act

38

25

22

Total Crime against Women

338954

359849

378277

 

 

Annexure-II

 

ANNEXURE REFERRED TO IN REPLY TO PART (a) TO THE LOK SABHA UN-STARRED QUESTION NO.1109 FOR 18.09.2020 ASKED BY DR. AMAR SINGH REGARDING ‘VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN’

 

State/UT wise number of Suicides committed by Women due to Dowry Related Issues during 2017-2019

S. No.

State/UT

2017

2018

2019

1

Andhra Pradesh

14

31

16

2

Arunachal Pradesh

0

0

0

3

Assam

52

62

32

4

Bihar

9

16

26

5

Chhattisgarh

56

42

51

6

Goa

1

0

1

7

Gujarat

20

16

17

8

Haryana

36

32

6

9

Himachal Pradesh

13

14

21

10

Jammu & Kashmir

4

1

0

11

Jharkhand

72

16

17

12

Karnataka

42

37

49

13

Kerala

3

2

4

14

Madhya Pradesh

554

545

496

15

Maharashtra

159

128

158

16

Manipur

0

0

0

17

Meghalaya

0

0

0

18

Mizoram

0

0

0

19

Nagaland

0

0

0

20

Odisha

17

38

22

21

Punjab

23

25

38

22

Rajasthan

19

26

49

23

Sikkim

0

1

0

24

Tamil Nadu

55

21

26

25

Telangana

0

0

0

26

Tripura

4

5

2

27

Uttar Pradesh

330

391

436

28

Uttarakhand

5

6

0

29

West Bengal

391

345

288

 

Total State(s)

1879

1800

1755

30

A&N Islands

0

0

0

31

Chandigarh

1

0

0

32

D&N Haveli

0

0

0

33

Daman & Diu

0

0

1

34

Delhi

45

52

59

35

Lakshadweep

0

0

0

36

Puducherry

0

0

0

 

Total UT(s)

46

52

60

 

Total (All India)

1925

1852

1815

Sources https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1656243

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