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Crime and Rape Incidents against Women

Ahmedabad, July 2018: The details of cases registered for crimes against women, including rape, from 2014 to 2016 is as below:

Year No. of cases registered
2014 3,39,457
2015 3,29,243
2016 3,38,954

Government has taken various steps have been taken for increasing safety of women, which include, inter-alia:

i. The Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, 2018 has put in place a regime which prescribes stringent punishment against rapes, including death penalty.

ii. Government has undertaken a project for developing an Emergency Response Support System based on a pan-India 24x7 Helpline Number 112, and accessible through call/SMS/email/panic button etc.

iii. Government has issued advisories to States/UTs to take measures for prevention of crimes against women, stressing on mandatory registration of FIRs, providing on-line complaint filing system, increasing representation of women in Police, gender sensitization of police, deployment of Special Mahila Police Volunteers, activating victim compensation fund, setting up of Anti-human Trafficking units, etc. Details of these advisories issued are available on website of Ministry of Home Affairs at https://mha.gov.in.

iv. A separate portal for Cyber-Crime against women and children has been commenced.

v. In order to facilitate better investigation and prosecution in rape cases, modernization and capacity building of forensic labs has been undertaken.
vi. Government has approved safe-city projects for 8 cities to put in place comprehensive infrastructure, technological and community based interventions for women safety.

vii. Government has commenced development of a National Database on Sexual Offenders to facilitate investigation and tracking of sexual offenders across the country.

This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Hansraj Gangaram Ahir in a written reply to question in the Rajya Sabha today.
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