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31 pc of total 3,137 rape cases in Delhi against children: NGO report

At least thirty-one per cent of the total 3,137 rape cases in Delhi last year were committed against children, an NGO claimed. Reporting of major crimes has decreased in the past five years, a statement by the Praja Foundation stated.

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New Delhi Published on: November 06, 2020 8:28 IST
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31% rapes in Delhi last year committed against children: NGO

At least thirty-one per cent of the total 3,137 rape cases in Delhi last year were committed against children, an NGO claimed. Reporting of major crimes has decreased in the past five years, a statement by the Praja Foundation stated. Reporting of rape cases fell marginally by one per cent and murder by nine per cent. 

Of the 3,137 rape cases last year, 969 were registered under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. The highest number of 425 rape victims were in the age group of 16-18 years.

In 96 per cent of the rape cases under POCSO, offenders were known to the victim, it said.

No immediate comments were received from the police.

The highest number of cases reported were of theft -- 2.37 lakh cases in 2019, a rise of 166 per cent from 2015.

The number of cybercrimes reported in Delhi is at very low of 115 cases in 2019, according to the NGO.

Delhi has 13 district cyber cells, one in each district, making it relatively inaccessible and difficult to report crimes, it said.

Around 4.10 lakh cases were to be investigated in Delhi in 2019, of which 24 per cent cases were pending for investigation by the year-end, it added.

(With inputs from PTI)

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