In 2020, 3,71,503 cases of crimes against women were registered across India, the Union government told Parliament on Wednesday, citing data from the National Crime Record Bureau.
3,98,620 persons had been arrested for committing crimes against women while 4,88,143 had been charge-sheeted and 31,402 were convicted.
Union Minister of Women and Child Development Smriti Irani shared the data in a response to a question posed by Communist Party of India (Marxist) MP Jharna Das Baidya in Rajya Sabha.
The majority of the cases registered in India were related to “cruelty by husband or his relatives” (30%), followed by “assault on women with intent to outrage her modesty” (23%), according to the “Crime in India” report released by NCRB in September.
Uttar Pradesh saw 49,385 cases of crimes against women, which is the highest number in the country in 2020.
The overall rate of crimes against women was the highest in Assam (154.3) in 2020. The rate of crimes was lowest in Tamil Nadu at 17.4.