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Crime against children highest in Delhi

delhi Updated: Jul 15, 2012 10:54 IST

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Delhi tops a list of states where highest number of crime against children were committed in 2011 while Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh recorded the highest number of rape and murder cases of kids respectively.

A total of 33,098 cases of crime against children were reported in the country in 2011 as compared to 26,694 cases in 2010, suggesting an increase of 24%.

According to the National Crime Records Bureau, the rate of crime against children was highest in Delhi (25.4%) followed by Andaman and Nicobar Islands (20.3%), Chandigarh and Chhattisgarh (7% each), Madhya Pradesh
(6%) and Goa (5.1%) as compared to the national average of 2.7.

A total of 1,514 cases of murder of children, including infanticides, were reported in the country in 2011 against 1,508 cases in 2010. Uttar Pradesh has reported the highest number of such cases (326), accounting for 22.9% of the total murder cases reported in the country.

Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Daman and Diu, Lakshadweep and Puducherry did not report any case of child murder in 2011.

A total of 7,112 cases of child rape were reported in the country in 2011 as compared to 5,484 in 2010, accounting for an increase of 29.7%.

Madhya Pradesh has reported the highest number of rape cases (1,262) followed by Uttar Pradesh (1,088) and Maharashtra (818). These three states altogether accounted for 44.5% of the total child rape cases reported in the country.