Bihar at eleventh position in crime against women: NCRB

Patna: The latest data released by National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) on Tuesday showed Bihar at eleventh position among the states and Union Territories in terms of crime against women. In 2014, the state was ranked eighth.

Altogether 13,891 cases of crime against women were reported to police in Bihar in 2015 comparing to 15,383 cases in 2014. Like previous years, kidnapping of women with an intent to compel them for marriage saw a sharp increase in 2015. Altogether 4,444 women were kidnapped from across the state for marriage in 2015. Bihar came second in this category while Uttar Pradesh topped with 8,290 women kidnapping cases.

Similarly, in dowry deaths and cases registered under the Dowry Prohibition Act also, Bihar came second after Uttar Pradesh. According to the NCRB data, 1,154 cases of dowry deaths were reported to Bihar police in 2015, while the number stood at 2,335 in Uttar Pradesh in 2015. Altogether 1,867 cases under the Dowry Prohibition Act were reported in Bihar and 2,766 cases in Uttar Pradesh.

Interestingly, the data revealed that not a single case of sexual harassment of woman at workplace and in public transport was registered in Bihar in 2015.

 According to the data, 1,041 incidents of rape were reported to police in 2015 comparing to 1,127 such incidents in 2014. Of the 1,041 rape cases in 2015, the offenders were known to the victims in 954 cases. In 315 additional rape cases, the offenders committed the crime with a false promise to marry the victims.

Source : NCRB

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