Crimes Against Women In 2019 Up By Nearly 50% In Rajasthan
A woman harvests guar on a farm in in Rajasthan, India. (Photographer: Sanjit Das/Bloomberg)  

Crimes Against Women In 2019 Up By Nearly 50% In Rajasthan

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Crimes against women increased by nearly 50 percent in Rajasthan in 2019 with a total of 41,155 cases being registered, which is 13,561 more than the previous year.

The maximum rise in crimes against women was in molestation (68 percent) while the rape cases too increased by 38.34 percent as compared to the cases registered in 2018, according to the crime data released by Director General of Police Bhupendra Singh on Monday.

The cases of rape committed against minors also registered an increase of 22 percent.

Singh said police have registered every FIR that has resulted in an increase in the number of registered cases in 2019.

The overall increase in cases registered under various Indian Penal Code sections was 31.08 percent in 2019.

Our focus in 2019 was on ensuring that every case is registered and no grievance gets left unattended. We took effective action against organised crimes last year, the Director General of Police told a press conference in Jaipur.

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