Gender and sexual violence takes place in the everyday, everywhere. The first step towards fighting gender violence is by learning the scale and depth to which its roots have penetrated our society. Thus, we put together a basic overview of the latest statistics on gender violence in India.
The information on the page has been taken from National Crime Records Bureau. For more detailed information regarding crime statistics in India, you may visit their website by clicking on http://ncrb.gov.in/
- The information of this page is about India and no other country.
- The information on this page is restricted to gender and/or sexual violence, caste or tribal violence and violence against children. It does not cover all crime.
- The information on this page reflects the statistics of the year 2015
- The information on this page only reflects registered cases. In India, an unimaginable number of cases go unreported and unaccounted for that is not part of the following information. The reality is much worse.
- The information on this page does not include marital rape as it is not a part of the Indian Law.
Social Facts for You
Crime Against Women
- 3,27,394 cases of crime against women were registered in 2015 of which 2,113 were gang rapes, 36,735 were rapes, 84,222 were of sexual assaults and 59,277 were of kidnapping and abduction of women.
- In 95% rape cases, the rapist is known to the victim.
- 49% of rapes are of women between the age of 18 and 29 years.
- New Delhi tops the chart in crime against women. However, this also reflects that a larger number of cases are being registered in Delhi.
- The most common reason behind kidnapping of women is marriage. Often these cases include instances in which a woman’s family files a case of kidnapping against the man she elopes with.
Crime Against Children
- Children make up 90% of human trafficking victims. 90% of children trafficked were girls trafficked to be forced into prostitution.
- Sexual offences and trafficking formed 81% of offences against children
- Assam, West Bengal, Bihar and Haryana alone account for 85% of child trafficking cases in India
- Children are most susceptible to be raped in workplaces and neighbors pose the maximum threat of rape to children.
- Child trafficking from Nepal increased greatly after the Nepal earthquakes
Crime Against Scheduled Castes
- 45,003 cases of crime against scheduled castes were registered
- Maximum crime against Dalits is to be found in Rajasthan and Andhra Pradesh
Crime Against Scheduled Tribes
- 10.914 cases of crime against scheduled tribes were registered.
- Maximum crime against tribals is to be found in Kerala and Rajasthan