No trend of increasing crimes against women in India: MoS Home Affairs G. Kishan Reddy

New Delhi: Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, G. Kishan Reddy, in a written reply to a question regarding a National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) report on crime against women in Rajya Sabha today said that a comparison of crime rates for 2016 and 2017 of various crime heads of crimes against women in India show no increasing trends of crimes against women.

He added that as per Crime in India report for 2017, a total of 3,59,849 cases of crimes against women out of total 50,07,044 cases of Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Special & Local Laws (SLL) crimes were reported by States & Union Territories.

Reddy’s comments come at a time when the country is experiencing unrest over the rape and murder of a young woman veterinarian in Hyderabad.

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