Mumbai: 11 percent rise in sexual assault cases, second only to Delhi

There was an 11 percent rise in sexual assault cases in Mumbai, going from 553 in 2011 to 614 in 2012, according to data from the National Crime Records Bureau.

FP Staff August 23, 2013 11:33:28 IST
Mumbai: 11 percent rise in sexual assault cases, second only to Delhi

There was an 11 percent rise in sexual assault cases in Mumbai, going from 553 in 2011 to 614 in 2012, according to data from the National Crime Records Bureau.

Mumbai saw a 45 percent rise in sexual harassment cases in 2012, even as incidents of rape and sexual assault grew, the data showed.

The city recorded 235 cases of sexual harassment in 2012 as compared to 162 in 2011. The rise from 2010 to 2011 was much lower at 17.4 percent.

Mumbai 11 percent rise in sexual assault cases second only to Delhi

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Cases of rape in Mumbai rose at a rate of 5 percent in 2012. The 232 cases put the city second in terms of reported rapes, behind Delhi, which saw 585 cases in 2012.

Of the 232 victims in Mumbai, around 105 (45 percebt) were from the age group of 14 to 18 years. Eleven victims in Mumbai were under 10.

Here is a comparison of the rape cases in Mumbai and Delhi:

Mumbai:
Female population in lakhs: 85.20
Instances of rape reported: 232
Rate of crime: 2.72
Percentage share of total crime: 7.67

Delhi:
Delhi’s female population in lakhs: 75.76
Instances of rape reported: 585
Rate of crime: 7.72
Percentage share of total crime: 19.34

Maharashtra data from the NCRB also showed that the rate of conviction of those arrested in rape cases was shockingly low.

In 2012, 1839 cases of rape were registered in which 2479 people were chargesheeted by the police. But the number of people convicted was low, at just 215.

Mumbai 11 percent rise in sexual assault cases second only to Delhi

NCRB data.

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