NEW DELHI -- At least four women were raped and modesty of nine outraged every day on an average between 2012 and 2015 in the national capital, according to data compiled by the Delhi Police regarding crimes against women.
In these four years, the number of rape cases increased threefold. While altogether 706 cases of rape were registered in 2012, it shot up more than three times to 2199 in 2015. In all, 1636 cases of rape were recorded in 2013 and 2166 the following year.
Rape cases jumped nearly six times in the past 15 years, with 381 registered in 2001 and 2199 in 2015, according to the data.
Besides, while 727 incidents of assault on women with the intent to outrage their modesty were reported in 2012, the number soared to 3515 in 2013, 4322 in 2014 and 5367 the following year.
Cases of rape registered between January and mid-July in 2015 was 1120, which increased by 66 to 1186 till the middle of July, 2016.
Women are not secure even within the confines of their homes as data show constant increase in the dowry cases and cruelty by husband and in-laws.
681 dowry related deaths were reported between 2012 and mid-July 2016.
The total number of cases filed against their husbands and in-laws during these four years was 13,984, with a steady rise in such offences.
In 2012, a total of 2046 such cases were reported. The number rose to 3045 the next year and 3194 in 2014. In all, 3536 such incidents were recorded in 2015. Between January and middle of July 2015, 1842 cases were registered, while the figure for the corresponding period this year was 2163.
Out of total 681 dowry deaths in the four years under review, 134 happened in the year 2012 and 144 the next year. The figure rose to 153 in 2014 and witnessed a slight decline at 122 in 2015.
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