A rape every 18 hrs in Delhi-a shameful statistic

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New Delhi, Jan 7: After Oneindia reported the gruesome rape and murder of the 17 year old girl in Dwaraka, the news definitely got us thinking on the clandestine connection between crime and Delhi. But with the latest revelation the worst fears seem to come true. The next time a woman ventures out on the streets of Delhi she better be cautious and wary.

The Delhi Police have revealed in a report that a woman is raped every 18 hours or molested every 14 hours in the Capital. If that's not shocking enough, most of the attackers fall under the below 25 age bracket.

But if one thought the system was taking all measures to turn around the disturbing statistic, there is no hope around the horizon. The Delhi Police commissioner Brijesh Kumar has said that the crime graph will see a rise in 2011. When there were 459 rape cases reported in 2009, the figures jumped to 489 in 2010. The same, if not enhanced number was detected in the molestation figures as well.

Another shocking statistic was that 56 pct of rape accused were aged below 25 and a whopping 92 pct accused were known to the victims. Police investigations point out that most of the attackers were from the immediate family circle and acquaintances. Apparently, only 4 pct of the accused were strangers, while 96 pct were those known to the victim or her family.

Commissioner Gupta added further, "Delhi is a metropolitan city as well as the capital. Policing in such a scenario is different from other cities and state capitals. Here what we need is an officer-oriented approach. We have moved a proposal to induct 500 sub inspectors in the force by surrendering the posts of 800 constables."

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Looks like the Delhi police have finally woken up to the alarming security concern in the capital city. But the question is, is enough being done to curb the menace or do law makers need to buckle up to get their act straight to bring the guilty behind bars.

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