33,707 Rape Cases Registered in India in 2013, MP Tops List

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33,707 Rape Cases Registered in India in 2013, MP Tops List
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33,707 Rape Cases Registered in India in 2013, MP Tops List

Madhya Pradesh recorded the highest number of rape cases, followed by Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh, in 2013 across the country which witnessed over 33,707 such incidents.

A total of 4,335 rape incidents were reported in Madhya Pradesh, 3,063 in Maharashtra, 3,285 in Rajasthan and 3,050 in Uttar Pradesh last year, a report prepared by the National Crime Records Bureau said.

There were 24,923 incidents of rape in 2012 of which 3,425 were registered in Madhya Pradesh, 1,839 in Maharashtra, 2,049 in Rajasthan and 1,963 in Uttar Pradesh.

In 2013, Assam recorded 1,937 rapes, West Bengal 1,685, Delhi 1,636, Andhra Pradesh 1,635, Chhattisgarh 1,380, Kerala 1,221, Jharkhand 1,204 and Gujarat 732 incidents.

There were 1,128 incidents of rape in Bihar last year, 1,030 in Karnataka, 971 in Haryana, 888 in Punjab, 923 in Tamil Nadu, 378 in Jammu and Kashmir, 250 in Himachal Pradesh and 228 in Uttarakhand.

The NCRB report said the country registered 51,881 cases of kidnapping and abduction, 8,083 incidents of dowry death and 1,18,866 complaints of cruelty by husband or relatives.

In 2013, there were 9,737 incidents of kidnapping and abduction of women in Uttar Pradesh, 4,419 in Bihar, 4,222 in Assam, 4,047 in Rajasthan and 3,830 in West Bengal.

Madhya Pradesh registered 2,873 incidents of kidnapping and abduction of women, 2,230 in Gujarat, 2,067 in Odisha, 1,957 in Haryana, 1,881 in Chhattisgarh, 1,874 in Maharashtra, 1,595 in Andhra Pradesh and 1,516 in Tamil Nadu.

Uttar Pradesh with 2,335 incidents recorded the highest number of dowry death cases followed by Bihar - 1,182, Madhya Pradesh - 776, Andhra Pradesh - 492, West Bengal - 481, Rajasthan - 453 and Jharkhand - 307 cases.

With 18,116 cases, West Bengal registered the highest number of cruelty against women by husband or relatives, 15,094 in Rajasthan, 15,084 in Andhra Pradesh, 8,781 in Uttar Pradesh, 8,636 in Assam, 8,542 in Maharashtra and 7,812 in Gujarat, the NCRB report said.

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