The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB)’s 2020 report on crime in India was released on Tuesday. Himachal has the highest number of rape cases after Uttarakhand.
There has been a decline in the cases of crimes against women in 2020 as compared to the year 2019. (Symbolic picture)
Uttarakhand has registered the highest number of rape and child sexual abuse cases among the nine Himalayan states. Report of the National Crime Records Bureau on Crime in India for the year 2020 (NCRB Report 2020) has been disclosed in According to data from the NCRB report on crimes against women, Uttarakhand recorded 487 rape cases in 2020, the highest among the nine Himalayan states.
In fact, the NCRB’s 2020 report was released on Tuesday night. This includes Arunachal Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura in addition to Uttarakhand in several nine Himalayan states. Himachal (331) recorded the highest number of rape cases after Uttarakhand, followed by Tripura with 79 cases. In other Himalayan states, 67 cases were registered in Meghalaya and 33 in Mizoram.
Crime against women reduced due to lockdown in 2020
The NCRB, which comes under the Union Home Ministry, said that a total of 3,71,503 cases of crime against women were registered across the country last year which was 4,05,326 in 2019 and 3,78,236 in 2018. According to the NCRB data, out of the cases of crime against women in 2020, there were 28,046 rapes in which 28,153 are victims.
Most POCSO cases registered in Uttarakhand
Similarly, in the total number of cases registered under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses (POCSO) Act in 2020, Uttarakhand once again tops all Himalayan states with 573 cases. After this 328 cases were registered in Meghalaya and 143 in Tripura. Among other major Himalayan states, Mizoram reported 105 cases while Sikkim registered 98 cases under the POCSO Act.
Uttarakhand on the second place in the cases of Narcotics Drugs Case
The NCRB report also indicated that Uttarakhand registered a total of 1282 cases (drug trafficking) under the Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act in the year 2020. This is the second highest number of cases among all the Himalayan states after Himachal Pradesh (1538).
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