Decline in rape conviction cases: govt
- Cabinet rejects Rahul Gandhi's ordinance agenda, clears Jat reservation
- Modi takes on Mulayam, says SP misleading people under veil of secularism
- Next govt won't be formed without AAP support: Arvind Kejriwal
- Lok Sabha polls likely to commence in seven phases from April 2nd week
- China blames Islamic militants for attack by knife-wielding 'terrorists'
The conviction rate of rape cases in the country over the years show a declining trend, the government said today.
However, the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data for the period 2009-11 showed increasing number of rape cases in the country.
"As per information by the NCRB, a total number of 21,397, 22,172 and 24,206 cases of rape were reported in the country during 2009, 2010 and 2011 respectively, thereby showing a rising trend," Minister of State for Home R P N Singh told Rajya Sabha in a written reply.
The minister said the conviction rate of rape cases over the years indicate a declining trend.
The conviction rates were 44.3 per cent in 1973, 37.7 per cent in 1983, 26.9 per cent in 2009, 26.6 per cent in 2010 and 26.4 per cent in 2011.
"The President on February 3, 2012 has promulgated Criminal Law (amendment) Ordinance 2012 on crimes against women which enumerated all types of sexual crimes against women.
"It also proposes enhanced punishment for other crimes of sexual harassment against women. In addition, amendments are made to CrPC and Indian Evidence Act to protect the rights of victims of sexual assault," the minister said.
- War in Congress: Old soldiers fight Rahul brigade | The Indian Express
- Aam Aadmi Party Lok Sabha 2014 Candidates – Full list
- ‘Allegations against Somnath Bharti prime facie correct, police justified in refusing Khirki Extension raid’
- Clash of the stalwarts: Uttar Pradesh set for Modi, Kejriwal rallies today