Although, government stepped up law and order measures after the Delhi gangrape, the number of rape cases this year is highest in the last 13 years. However, Delhi police attribute it to increased awareness and courage among women, who now dare to come out in public against their molester.
According to Delhi Police data, a total of 1,493 cases of rape were registered in the national capital till November 30 which is more than double the number of cases registered in the same period in 2012, said an IBN Live report.
It is to be noticed that the number of cases of molestation has gone up to a total of 3,237 this year as against 625 registered last year.
Cases related to outraging the modesty of women, that includes eve-teasing and stalking, also show a similar trend with the figure rising to 852 from last year's 165.
As per data of National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB), in 2012, a total of 706 rape cases were registered while in 2011, the numbers of registered rape cases were 572, as against 507 rape cases reported in 2010.
The figure stood at 469 in 2009. In 2008, the figure was 466, while in 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001 the figures were 598, 623, 658, 551, 490, 403 and 381 respectively.