“Rape” has become a daily tragedy in India. National Crime Records Bureau’s (NCRB) “Crime in India” 2019 report displayed Rape statistics in India and, how common crimes like rape, kidnapping, molestation against women witnessed a steep rising rapidly across the country. Not only that, apart from rape, other incidents of violence like molestation against women are on the rise in India. In India, women are being tortured or raped every day, every minute, every second. Tragic rape cases are increasing rapidly in the country and this is the heartbreaking reality of India. Despite stricter laws in the country, no cure has been found for the disease. In our society vagina is an object of the fulfillment of male lust for a long time. Riots to politics and dark politics to religious harassment, rape is the only common occurrence in our society. The story covers Rape statistics in India NCRB.
In Social Media, you may see these lines are gone viral nowadays:
“Hindus do not eat beef, Muslims do not eat pork, maybe women’s bodies are the only material which used as international food to all kinds of brutal men.”
These lines undoubtfully justify the current situation of India.
History of rape in India from the partition:
Partition of India: During the partition of India and Pakistan, harassment and rape of women became a common occurrence in India. According to the statistics, a total of 75,000 to 100,000 women were kidnapped or raped at that time. In 1947, Sikh women were gang-raped by Muslim mobs in the Rawalpindi district. Sikh and Hindu women were evicted from the refugee train by the Pathans and raped.
Crime statistics and safety index:
The crime rate and its statistics have been conserved in India since the British rule. Crime rate refers to the number of people involved in registered crime per 100,000 people. In our country, the number of registered crimes is going down every year. In simple terms, the number of registered crime cases is declining which is not a positive sign at all. According to NUMBEO, India ranks 69th out of 133 countries in the safety index. India’s neighbors are Pakistan ranked (67th), Sri Lanka ranked (54th), and China ranked (33rd).
Crime rate and statistics by city: (Rape statistics of India by NCRB)
The crime rate is significantly low in Kolkata, Pune, and Hyderabad among the metropolitan cities. The crime rate in Kolkata is about 152.2. Kolkata is called the safest city in India. On the other hand, the number of registered crimes is increasing in Delhi, Kochi, and Jaipur. Delhi is in the highest place (1385.1).
Rape statistics of India by NCRB:
Most cases of crimes against women under the IPC are followed by the cruelty of husband or her relatives (30.9%) followed by an assault on women to attack her modesty (21.6%), kidnapping and abduction (17.9%). ) And rape(7.9%). The crime rate per registered population of millions of women was 42.4% in 2015, compared to 57.7%the NCRB said.
- The number of rapes in India has doubled in 1990-2016.
- According to a 2016 survey, rape is the fourth most common against women in India.
- About 91 rape cases are registered every day in India. 26.8% of all rapes in India are minor rapes. For every 1 lakh minor, 1.6 are victims of rape. India ranks seventh in the list of SEX TRAFFICKING and CRIME AGAINST MINORS.
- The national rate of rape in India is 5.2. Madhya Pradesh has the highest number of absolute rape cases (5,433 or 16.3%). Tamil Nadu is known as one of the safest states in India (0.9% rape cases).
- The main problem with rape in India is unreported rape cases. According to NCRB, 71% of rape cases in India are unreported.
- According to the data of NCRB, The highest number of rapes were reported from Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh. There were 6,000 rapes in Rajasthan last year, with 3,085 cases in UP.
- A total of 32,033 rapes took place in 2019, 11% of which were in the Dalit community.
Some of India’s most tragic rape cases:
- 1992 Ajmer rape case
- 2012 Delhi Gang-rape
- 2013 Mumbai gang rape
- 2015 Ranaghat case
- 2016 Delta Meghwal rape case
- 2018 Kathua rape case
- 2019 Unnao rape case
- 2020 Hathras rape case
Fake rape cases and Fast track court:
53% of rape cases reported in Delhi during 2013-2014 were fake. In 2013 Rape cases were brought to trial in Delhi. They found strange statistics and different categories of rape cases.
- Consensual sex criminalized by parents (38%)
- Acquaintance rape (24%)
- Breach of promise to marry (24%)
- Rape by relation (6%)
- Trafficking and prostitution (5%)
- Stranger rape (3%)
Rukmini Shrinivasan, a Data journalist from The Hindu newspaper said: “Families are more willing to have the stigma of rather than having the stigma of their daughter choosing her sex or a life partner.” Stranger rape, the thing that gets most highly reported in India, was a tiny category. “It accounted for just 12 of the 460 cases. Sometimes The parents say ” You’ve lost your virginity, it’s going to be impossible to get you married, you file this case, he’ll get scared and he will get married you.”
Why not Fast track court?
Although it is necessary to introduce the Fast track court in the country. The harsh reality is it is impossible. The main reason behind this is the variety of fake rape cases and incidents of rape. The data shows that “Consensual sex criminalized by parents” has the highest number of rape cases in this category. These crimes are not punishable. If Fast track courts are introduced across the country, many innocent people would be punished without committing a crime.
However, in some cases, the Fast track court can be effective, such as: If the rape case resulted in the brutal death of the rape victim, then the Fast track court should identify the accused scientifically and announce the punishment against them quickly. In other cases, the fast track court will be possible. However, if action can be taken against those women who are lodging fake rape cases, then the Fast Track Court will be effective in India.