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  • 12 December, 2023

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Crimes Against Women- Recent Data

As per annual report of National Crime Record Bureau the crimes against women rose 4% in 2022 compared to 2021.

Crime in India 2022

  • Released by- National Crime Record Bureau.
  • Increase in crime- The report indicates 4% rise in crimes against women which corresponds to roughly 51 FIRs each hour.
  • Majority of cases- Cruelty by spouses or relatives accounted for the highest number of cases in crime against women, it is followed by
  • Kidnapping and abduction,
  • Assault "with intent to outrage modesty", and
  • Rape.
  • Around 13,000 cases were registered under Dowry Prohibition Act.
  • Delhi- It registered highest rate (144) of crime against women in the country which is far higher than the national average of 66.4.
  • States- Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, West Bengal, and Madhya Pradesh these 5 states were responsible for around half of all cases filed in the country in 2022.

Legal framework for women safety

Laws

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Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act 1956

It aims to prevent trafficking for commercial sexual exploitation of women and

Dowry Prohibition Act, 1961

It prohibits the giving or taking of dowry.

Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act 1986

It is enacted to prohibit the advertisement or publication or any kind of indecent representation of women including writings, paintings, figures, etc.

Commission of Sati (Prevention) Act 1987

It prohibits the commission of sati, which is the act or rite of burning or burying alive of any widow or woman along with the body of her deceased husband.

Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act 2005

It recognizes domestic violence as a human rights violation and provides the right to every woman to live in a violence free home according to their wish.

Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act 2013

It is enacted based on the Vishaka guidelines framed by the Supreme Court that provides measures to protect the working women form evil of sexual harassment.

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