Delhi sees almost 25% less crime against women in 2020, compared to 2019: NCRB

In 2020, Delhi witnessed almost 25 percent less crime against woman when compared to 2019 following the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown, according to reports by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data.

During the lockdown last year, 10,093 cases were registered in the national capital against 13,395 cases in 2019 which is 24.65 percent less than 2020. However, the city reported 997 rape cases last year, the highest in the Union Territories.

According to the data, last year Delhi reported 1,840 cases of assault on women with intent to outrage their modesty, cases of kidnapping and abduction of women were 2,938, nine cases of attempt to commit rape and one murder with rape or gangrape. Meanwhile, the Delhi Police have always emphasised that the safety of women is their top priorities.

In 2020, the national capital reported 2,557 cases of cruelty by husband or his relatives (section 498 A of the IPC), according to the NCRB data.

The data further said that a total of 416 cases of insulting the modesty of women were reported and 110 cases of dowry deaths (section 304B of the IPC) were registered in the previous year. There were also two cases of acid attack (section 326A of the IPC) reported.

(Inputs from PTI)


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