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The hill-state reported 70 murder cases and 54 attempted murder cases in 2019 against 99 murder and 58 attempted murder cases lodged in 2018.(Representative Image)

NCRB’s 2019 crime statistics: Homicides down, rape on the rise in Himachal

Hindustan Times | By Naresh K Thakur, Dharamshala
UPDATED ON OCT 05, 2020 12:40 AM IST
As many as 1,833 violent crimes were reported in the state in 2019 as compared to the 1,861 cases reported in 2018.
1,865 rape cases including sexual assault on 956 minor girls registered in the first nine months alone this year in Odisha(airdone/Representative)
1,865 rape cases including sexual assault on 956 minor girls registered in the first nine months alone this year in Odisha(airdone/Representative)

17-year-old Odisha girl raped, blackmailed for three months

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2019 01:52 AM IST
Last month, Odisha minister of State for home Dibya Shankar Mishra said 1,865 rape cases were registered including sexual assault on 956 minor girls in the first nine months alone this year.
The complaint was lodged by the victim at Wanowrie police station.(HT/PHOTO)
The complaint was lodged by the victim at Wanowrie police station.(HT/PHOTO)

History-sheeter from Pune arrested for molesting 19-year- old

Hindustan Times, Pune | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 24, 2019 04:36 PM IST
Two other youths have also been booked in connection in the case
The decline in street crimes is likely to be the result of both better policing and the installation of more than 5,000 CCTV cameras across the city.(Representational Image/HT)
The decline in street crimes is likely to be the result of both better policing and the installation of more than 5,000 CCTV cameras across the city.(Representational Image/HT)

Mumbai’s crime rate shoots up in 2018

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondents
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2018 02:30 PM IST
While petty crimes, like theft and chain snatchings have been on a decline, 2018 saw a sharp rise in more serious crimes, including those that target women and children.
In June, a Reuters Foundation study declared India to be the most unsafe country for women.(AP Photo)
In June, a Reuters Foundation study declared India to be the most unsafe country for women.(AP Photo)

Why the severity of India’s rape problem can’t be captured by crime statistics

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Roshan Kishore
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2018 07:43 AM IST
India does not recognise marital rapes as a criminal offence. According to the 2015-16 National Family and Health Survey (NFHS), around 6% of Indian women aged 15-49 have experienced sexual violence at least once.
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