According to a report published in TOI, the NCRB data reveled that only 1.8 lakh police personnel is available to take care of 21 crore population of Uttar Pradesh.
The Akhilesh Yadav- led Samajwadi Party is currently in the eye of storm due to last week's gangrape and murder incident of two dalit cousin sisters in Badaun district.
Since last month, there have been spurt in rising crime against women in UP and the SP government has failed to take a stringent action against perpetrators.
The data revealed that in 2012, when Akhilesh Yadav became the chief minister of UP, total 33,824 crimes were reported including 2,000 rapes and 4,966 murders.
During BSP chief Mayawati's regime, 32,987 crimes took place in UP. In 2007, 27,000 crimes and 5,000 murders were reported.
In 2004, when Mulayam Singh Yadav was UP CM, 6,126 murders happened.
After horrific Badaun gangrape and murder incident shocked the state, state BJP president Laxmikant Bajpayi said "crime against women was on the rise and the Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party government has failed in containing the slide-down.
He also said that since Samajwadi Party activists were involved in most such crimes, police do not act against them.
On Thursday, Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti said, "It is true that crime and misbehaviour against women happens all over the country, but difference is that in UP the leaders give pro-racist remarks and shield people who commit crimes against women."
Under intense criticism over the incident, Akhilesh had earlier said a Google search would show such crimes occurring across the country while accusing the media of playing up incidents taking place in his state.
However, Akhilesh's uncle and PWD minister Shivpal Singh Yadav has criticised the media for "blowing" criminal incidents out of proportion while ignoring them in other states.
"Uttar Pradesh is a big state but when compared, the incidents of crime and rape in other states is more, than here, but the incidents taking place here are blown up by the media", he had said.
Meanwhile, in the wake of controversial comments made by her father-in-law Mulayam Singh Yadav and husband Akhilesh Yadav after the Badaun incident, Kannauj MP Dimple Yadav on Thursday termed the rising cases of crime against women as an important "social issue" which needed to be taken up with "seriousness".
Assembly elections will take place in 2017 in Uttar Pradesh, till then SP can find ways to control rising crime against women and improve law and order situation in the state, that has even outraged the world.