In the past five months, 1,012 cases of rapes and 4,520 of harassment of women have been registered in Uttar Pradesh, the UP government said today.
"From Mar 15, 2016 to Aug 18 this month, 1,012 cases of rapes, 4,520 cases of women harassment, 1,386 of loot and 86 cases of dacoity have been reported in the state," the government said in a written reply to a question by BJP member Satish Mahana in the state assembly.
For effective check on such crimes, crime branch has been constituted in every district under Additional SP (crime), it said. The reply said that through web-based crime mapping hotspots of crimes are being identified and effective patrolling is ensured.
According to National Crime Records Bureau, in 2014, Uttar Pradesh registered a whopping 38,467 incidences of crimes against women, and was among the top three states in the country with the highest incidence of rape.
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