National Commision for Women

Crime against Women and its Larger Ramifications

Protests have escalated all over the country on the backdrop of recent Hyderabad rape-murder case. A 25-year-old veterinarian doctor was abducted, raped, murdered and burnt. This is just one heart-wrenching case among thousands of such crimes. National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data shows that cases of rapes have reduced from 63 per million in 2016, to 52 per million in 2017, but a total of 3.5 lakh cases of crime against women were registered (these include murder, rape, dowry-related death, acid attack, cruelty against women and kidnapping, etc).