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  Metros   Delhi  07 May 2018  Molestation cases down, but rape cases still rising

Molestation cases down, but rape cases still rising

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : May 7, 2018, 1:23 am IST
Updated : May 7, 2018, 1:23 am IST

As many as 3,273 molestation cases were reported last year as compared to 4,035 in the year 2016.

(Representational image)
 (Representational image)

New Delhi: Owing to the speedy registration of the rape cases reported, the Delhi police data states that more than five women were raped every day in the national capital in the first three and a half months this year.

The police claimed that in 96.63 per cent of the rape cases reported last year, the accused was known to the victim. According to the data, 578 rape cases were reported to the police till April 15 this year as against 563 in 2017 during the same period. The police attribute the rise in numbers to the speedy registration of cases.

 

However, the statistics showed a decline in the number of molestation cases reported this year. In 2017 as many as 944 cases of assault on women were reported till April 15, while 883 cases were reported this year during the same period. In 2017, 2,049 rape cases were reported as opposed to 2,064 in 2016.

As many as 3,273 molestation cases were reported last year as compared to 4,035 in the year 2016.

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