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Rapes in Delhi

topics Updated: May 24, 2016 17:15 IST

Often called as the “rape capital of India”, Delhi has reported 1,813 rapes in 2014, up from 1,441 in 2013. While the city continues to lead other big cities in the number of reported rapes, the increase in reported cases has tapered after a sharp spike in 2013. This year, Delhi is higher in both absolute and proportionate terms, show data released from the National Crime Records Bureau recently. The number of reported rapes in Delhi more than doubled between 2012 and 2013 in the aftermath of the December 16, 2012 gangrape.

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