Delhi, Sept. 18 PIB

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.

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

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