Assam reported 1,657 rape cases in 2020, says National Crime Records Bureau
With 1,657 rape cases reported in 2020, Assam stands fourth among Indian states as Rajasthan records the maximum number of such incidents last year, the latest data issued by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) said.
Rajasthan is followed by Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra with 2,769, 2,339, and 2,061 cases, respectively, the data said.
According to the data, India reported 77 rape cases on an average every day, totalling to 28,046 such incidents reported in the year 2020. The NCRB report stated that 3,71,503 cases of crime against women were reported last year, which is less than 4,05,326 and 3,78,236 in 2019 and 2018, respectively.
Of the total cases of crimes against women, there are 28.046 cases of rape involving 28,153 victims. The data further stated that out of the total victims, 25,498 were adults, while 2,655 were below the age of 18 years.
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