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Delhi witnessed the Highest Number of Rape Cases in a Decade’s Time

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The Delhi Police Annual Report released on 19 January 2013 reported that Delhi witnessed the record number of highest rape cases, attempts to murder, robbery, rioting in the complete decade. The report claimed that the year 2012 witnessed 706 registered rape cases out of which 40 occurred at midnight including the brutal gang rape in the bus.

Many of the heinous crime including rape, dacoity, attempt to murder, kidnapping for ransom and robbery witnessed a steep hike of 11 percent, it was the highest since 2002. The rate of conviction in Delhi was much higher than that of the national rate.

The national Capital has registered a 23.43 per cent increase in rape cases in the last one year as 572 rapes were reported in the 2011.

The data of the National Crime Records Bureau states that in 2012 the number of the registered rape cases was the highest of the past ten years and is more than double of the cases registered in the year 2002.

The cases of molestation also witnessed a vertical growth by 10.65 percent as there were 657 reported cases of molestation in 2011, whereas in 2012 the number went up by 727. The statistics of Delhi Police also claimed a fact that the city that saw massive protests over the incident of gang rape of the medical student in the moving bus in Delhi on 16 December 2012 also had low impact on the society, as in the last 15 days of 2012, the 45 rape and 75 molestation cases were reported in the city. As per the statistics of Delhi Police, in 96 percent cases the accused were known to the victim and only 3.68 percent were strangers.

Rape cases reported in Delhi as per National Crime Records Bureau data from 2002 to 2012

Year

Number of Cases Reported

2002

320

2003

406

2004

457

2005

562

2006

533

2007

524

2008

396

2009

404

2010

489

2011

572

2012

706

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