Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Home Affairs
09-March-2011 19:32 IST
Crimes Against Women in Delhi Not Increasing
It is not correct to say that the Delhi has become the most unsafe place for women and crimes against women are increasing day by day. The incidents of rape and molestation of women reported in Delhi have shown a decline over the last 5 years. For the purpose of crime comparison, the yardstick of crime per lakh of population is followed globally and it is seen that the incidents of rape per lakh of population in Delhi have come down from 3.82 in 2006 to 2.78 in 2010. Similarly, the cases of molestation of women per lakh of population have come down from 4.41 in 2006 to 3.30 in 2010.

According to Crime in India-2009, the latest publication of NCRB, Delhiā€™s percentage share in national figure of crime was 2.2% in rape cases, 1.4% in molestation of women cases, 1.7% in dowry death cases and 6.4% in kidnapping/ abduction of women cases.

This was stated by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs, Shri Mullappally Ramachandran in written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha today.