GUWAHATI: Assam has registered the highest rate of crime against women in the country, said a report of National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) figures for 2020.
The report of NCRB released on Tuesdays where it said that in Assam the crime against women was 154.3 which is much higher than the national rate which is 56.5. This is the fourth time Assam has recorded highest.
The report also revealed that after Assam, Odisha has come second with 112.9 while Delhi came third with 106.4.
The rate is calculated as the number of crimes recorded per 100,000 populations. In 2017, the rate of crime against women in Assam was 143.3, it was 166 for 2018 and in 2019 the figure was 177. So Uttar Pradesh, which registered the most cases of crime against women at 49,385 against Assam's 26,532, still recorded a crime rate of only 45.1. Assam's number of crime cases against women was 30,025 in 2019 and 27,687 in 2018.
In 2020, Assam recorded 26 instances of rape-cum-murder/gang rape—the third highest figure in the country after Uttar Pradesh (31) and Madhya Pradesh (27). It recorded 1,658 cases of rape last year. There were 4,642 cases of assault with intention of outraging modesty.
Last year, according to the latest National Crimes Records Bureau (NCRB) report, the state has recorded a total of 1,23,512 violent crimes in 2019 alone. According to 'Crimes in India 2019', a three-volume report released by the NCRB, the number of cognizable crime cases is Assam has been rising in a steady and alarming manner. Assam had recorded 1,04,324 cognizable crime cases in 2017 and 1,12,233 cases in 2018. Notably, Assam far outstrips the other Northeast Indian states when it comes to the number of violent crimes. The number of crimes in the other Northeastern states Arunachal Pradesh (2,590), Manipur (2,830), Meghalaya (3,125), Mizoram (2,139), Nagaland (1,117), and Tripura (5,336) pales in comparison that of Assam/ Nationwide, 51,56,172 cognizable crimes comprising 32,25,701 Indian Penal Code (IPC) crimes and 19,30,471 Special and Local Laws (SLL) crimes were registered in 2019. The data shows an increase of 1.6 percent in the registration of cases over 2018 (50,74,635 cases).