Bhubaneswar: Crimes in opposition to ladies in Odisha rose by 9.95 per cent final 12 months compared to the 2019 information, the sixth highest leap within the nation, in response to a report by the Nationwide Crime Information Bureau (NCRB).
The speed of crime in opposition to ladies per 1 lakh of feminine inhabitants within the state is 112.9, the second highest within the nation after Assam, the ‘Crime in India 2020′ report printed by the NCRB on Tuesday mentioned.
Altogether 25,489 circumstances of crime in opposition to ladies had been registered within the state final 12 months underneath the Indian Penal Code, particular and native legal guidelines, an increase of 9.95 per cent from 23,183 in 2019. The variety of such crimes was 20,274 in 2018 within the state.
4 states – West Bengal, Uttarakhand, Sikkim and Tamil Nadu – and the Union territory of Puducherry have the next share than Odisha in rise in crimes in opposition to ladies in 2020.
In whole variety of circumstances of crime in opposition to ladies, the coastal state with a projected inhabitants of 4.55 crore in 2020 ranks seventh within the nation behind Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Assam and Madhya Pradesh, the NCRB mentioned.
In Odisha, 20 ladies had been victims of homicide with rape or gang rape, whereas 1,211 circumstances had been lodged underneath IPC Part 376 (rape).
There have been 3,659 circumstances of cruelty by husband or his kinfolk in 2020 when home violence circumstances shot up amid the coronavirus-induced lockdown.
The state registered 320 dowry deaths final 12 months, whereas 312 circumstances had been lodged underneath the Dowry Prohibition Act.
Sixteen circumstances had been lodged underneath abetment to suicide, whereas there have been six victims of acid assault.
A complete of two,202 circumstances had been additionally registered underneath Safety of Kids from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act the place victims had been ladies.
In accordance with the NCRB report, 144 attempt-to-rape circumstances had been lodged final 12 months and there have been 12,641 victims of assault on ladies with intent to outrage the modesty.
It said that 526 circumstances had been lodged for cyber crimes in opposition to ladies by publishing or transmitting of sexually express supplies or blackmailing, defamation, morphing and pretend profile.
A complete of three,775 circumstances had been lodged underneath kidnapping and abduction of ladies, whereas 69 circumstances had been registered underneath human trafficking.