MP on path of registering highest number of rape cases again; 3,400 reported in last 9 months

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Bhopal, Nov 17: In an embarrassment to Shivraj Singh Chouhan government in Madhya Pradesh, a recent data released by State Crime Record Bureau (SCRB) shows nearly 3,400 cases of rape were reported in the state in a period of nine months (Jan to Sept), this year.

This means approximately 283 cases of rape in a month were reported in the state. This shows how vulnerable women in the state are. The data also shows that nearly 1600 murders were also committed during the same period.

Approximately 283 cases of rape in a month were reported in MP between Jan and September, 2014.
As per a TOI report, MP topped states with maximum number of rape incidents in 2013 when the NCRB recorded 4,335 cases of rape - a 37 per cent increase in cases of sexual harassment compared to 2012 when 3,445 cases of rape were reported in the state.
The 2013 data was an increase of 52% compared to 2001 when 2,851 cases of rape were registered in the state.

According to 2011 census, the state has a women population of 3.57 crore, which percentage wise is 6% of country's women population. But it registered 12.89% of rape incidents reported in the country in 2013.

Earlier in 2011, a research report showed that at least 9 women were raped and 19 people committed suicide daily in the state. The three-year-old report showed that 2,500 women were raped and among that, 233 women were gang raped in the state.

As per 2011 census, the women population in MP is 3.57 crore, which is 6% of country's women population. But the state registered 12.89 per cent of incident of rape reported in the country in 2013.

The state has also registered 1,600 cases of murder, 1,500 robberies and 19,000 cases of theft. This clearly shows the deteriorating condition of law and order in the state and authorities have failed to curb the rising figure.

However, if Home Minister Babulal Gaur is to be believed then the crime graph in the state has not gone up, but figures are mainly due to the practice of registering fake complaints with police.

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