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Child rapes up 82% in 2016, UP records a 400% jump

NEW DELHI: Instances of kid rape greater by means of 82% in 2016 in comparability to the former 12 months. Uttar Pradesh registered a four-fold build up in such offences with the collection of kid rapes going up from 596 in 2015 to two,115 final 12 months, in step with the most recent record of the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB).

The record, launched Thursday, confirmed that 19,920 youngsters have been raped final 12 months in comparability to 10,934 in 2015. Overall crimes towards youngsters noticed the perfect upward thrust of 13.6% in 2016. Such crimes were frequently on the upward push during the last 3 years.

“Crimes against children have shown increasing trend over the past three years with significant increase of 13.6% (1,06,958) in 2016 over (94,172) in 2015. Kidnapping and abduction of children accounted for 52% of the cases followed by cases under POCSO,” a free up issued by means of the house ministry stated.

POCSO stands for Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, which got here into impact from 2012. Maharashtra reported the perfect collection of kid rapes at 2,467 in 2016, adopted by means of Madhya Pradesh at 2,292.

The record additionally presentations an over 50% upward thrust in instances of abduction and kidnapping in 2016 in comparability to the former 12 months. In a first, final 12 months’s crime record has integrated feticide instances, that have been at 144. It’s now not simply crimes towards youngsters which noticed an build up, but additionally collection of crimes dedicated by means of juveniles greater throughout 2016 by means of 7.2%.

Rapes by means of juveniles greater from 1,688 in 2015 to at least one,903 final 12 months, a nearly 13% jump. Similarly, the collection of murders, kidnapping, abduction and thefts greater final 12 months, the record presentations. The MHA free up stated: “20.6% (7,369) of cases under juvenile in conflict with law were reported in MP followed by 18.4% in Maharashtra (6,606) during 2016.”

According to the record, nine,932 juveniles held in charge final 12 months have been launched on probation and positioned beneath care of fogeys or guardians, whilst 10,019 have been despatched house after advise or admonition. More than 60% youngsters who went lacking in 2016 have been women, maximum of them in Bengal (15.1% out of one,11,569). Across states, police had traced 55,944 youngsters by means of the 12 months finish.

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