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The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), which is an apex body under the Union Ministry of Home Affairs, on Tuesday, released the 68th edition of ‘Crime in India-2020’ report.
The report, which is an annual publication of the NCRB summarised crimes in India for the year 2020. In that report, Nagpur city ranked 16 among 19 other metropolitan cities of India for reporting the highest number of crimes against women.
The crimes included sexual assault, acid attack, death due to dowry, murder, rape and others. Nagpur city recorded a total of 920 crimes against women in the year 2020.
However, this number was comparatively less than 2019 (1144) and 2018 (1083). The total rate of crimes against women stood at 75.3 % where the charge sheeting rate was recorded at 67.5.
Being the second capital of Maharashtra, Nagpur surpassed major cities like Pune, Patna and Surat in recording crimes against women.
Comparatively, crime in Maharashtra increased in the year 2020, but the annual crime rate of India was less in 2020 than in 2019. Cases of rape, child abduction, murder saw a sudden surge in 2020 in all most all states of India.
Experts believed that it was due the nationwide lockdown that was imposed in late March 2020 in the wake of the COVID-19 global pandemic.