331 women raped in JK last year: NCRB Report

• Crime rate against women on steep rise
• 2009 sexual offences recorded in 2014
• 813 incidents of kidnapping and abduction of women
• 5 dowry deaths reported; 467 incidents of cruelty by husband and relatives
• 25 incidents of abetment of suicide by women

IRFAN RASHID

Srinagar:

 As many as 331 women were raped last year in Jammu and Kashmir, out of whom 307 victims were known to the offenders, says a report released by National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB).
The data released says there have also been 20 attempts to rape. The 331 cases include 6 rapes committed by close family members, 21 by relatives and 61 by neighbors.
In total there have been 37, 413 rape cases throughout India last year.
The report further says there have been 2009 total sexual offences in J&K last year which accounts for 1.5 percent of offenses at all India level where 1,32,939 total sexual offences under IPC were recorded.
These 2009 sexual offences include 1421 cases of assault on women with intent to outrage their modesty and 237 cases of insult to the modesty of women.
All these sexual offences in J&K amount to 34.5 crime rate (Crime Sexual Offences per one lakh of Women Population) which is much more than all India average of 22.16.
This crime rate includes 8.4 percent of total IPC cognizable crimes which is far more than all India average of 4.7.
The data released by NCRB says there have been 3321 incidents of crime against women during 2014 in J&K which accounts for a total of 57 as rate of total cognizable crimes.
Rate of total cognizable crimes is “Incidence of Crime per one lakh of Female Population” which stands at 57 in J&K even more than all India average of 56.3.
J&K has a total one percent contribution of crime incidences Committed against Women during 2014 to all India total of 3, 37, 922 incidences.
There have been 713 incest rape cases in India. But there has been no incest rape case in J&K last year which is topped by Delhi at 144.
Again there have been 2346 gang rapes in India with no such incident in J&K.
There have been 813 incidents of kidnapping and abduction of women which is 14 whereas the all India average is only 9.6. In India there have been a total of 57, 311 kidnapping and abduction cases.
Out of total kidnapping incidents, 236 cases are registered under “K & A of Women to compel her for marriage, etc.”
There have also been 5 dowry deaths and 467 incidents of cruelty by husband and relatives, with 25 incidents of abetment of suicide of women.
There are 58.3 lakh mid-year projected female population of the J&K. In total there have been 36,735 rape cases in 29 states and seven union territories with Madhya Pradesh topping the list with 5076 rape cases and Nagaland at the bottom with just 30 cases among the states.
Crime against women consists of rape, attempt to rape, kidnapping and abduction, dowry deaths, assault on women with intent to outrage her modesty, insult to modesty of women, cruelty by husband or his relatives, Importation of Girls from Foreign Country, Abetment of Suicides of Women (Sec 306 IPC), Dowry Prohibition Act, Indecent Representation of Women (P) Act, Commission of Sati (P) Act, Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act and Immoral Traffic (P) Act.
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