16 dowry deaths, 315 rape cases reported in 2021
Crimes against women in Jammu and Kashmir have seen 15 percent increase in 2021, NCRB report has revealed. The report, a copy of which lies with the news agency—Kashmir News Observer said that J&K has recorded a 9.5 percent increase in cognizable offences and there has been a rise of 15 percent in crime cases against women.
As per report, 3,069 crime cases against women were registered in 2019, followed by 3,405 in 2020 and 3,937 in 2021. Most prominent crime cases against women was assault on women with intention to outrage her modesty and in J&K 1,851 such cases were reported in year 2021, reads the data adding that, the crime rate of such assaults on J&K is 28.9 per lakh of population which is highest in eight Union Territories.
As per data, 31,675 criminal cases under the IPC of the special and local laws in 2021 while as in 2020, 28,911 such cases were registered. In overall criminal cases, J&K has reported an increase of 9.5 percent while in 2020 the increase percentage was 13.7 percent, data reads further—(KNO)