The data visualization is based on data referring to crime committed against women in India during the years 2001 to 2012 categorized by different crime heads including Assault on Women with Intent to Outrage her Modesty, Cruelty by Husband or his Relatives (IPC Section 498A), Kidnapping and Abduction, Rape, Dowry Deaths, Insult to the Modesty of Women, Importation of Girls from Foreign Country, Immoral Traffic (P) Act, Dowry Prohibition Act, Indecent Representation of Women (P) Act, Commission of Sati Prevention Act.
- The crime numbers under the crime head ‘Cruelty by Husband or his Relative’ is the highest for all years from 2001 to 2012. As many as 106,527 crimes under this crime head were committed in 2012.
- Crime numbers under crime head ‘Kidnapping and Abduction’ and ‘Rape’ have increased over the past 5 years.
- Crime heads Cruelty by Husband or his Relative, Assault on Women with Intent to Outrage her Modesty, Kidnapping and Abduction & Rape accounts for the most committed crimes against women in India.
Crime heads involving crimes against women related to dowry i.e. Dowry Deaths and under Dowry Prohibition Act have shown no decline over the years. Dowry System still seems to be practised by certain per cent of population.
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