Cases of rape rose by 55% in Mumbai last year as compared to 2013. The Mumbai police statistics, which HT has accessed, show 605 cases were registered in 2014 as against 388 in 2013.
There was a rise in cases of outraging modesty of women, too, with 1,459 being registered till November 2014, a rise from the 1,161 cases recorded in the entire previous year.
Apart from increase in cases of crimes against women, cases registered under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) also witnessed a rise, from 34,407 in 2013 to 39,903 in 2014.
With 11,007 cases registered between Bandra and Jogeshwari, the western region saw the maximum reporting of crime, followed by the central region (Nagpada to Kurla) where 9,125 cases were registered. The least cases — 4,862 — were registered in the south region (ColabaCuffee Parade to Nagpada).