No State for Women

Ker­ala, In­dia’s most lit­er­ate state with 1,084 fe­males per 1,000 males (940/1,000 for In­dia) and the high­est hu­man devel­op­ment in­dex (HDI) score of 0.79, has recorded a dis­tress­ing spike in rapes

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Rapes re­ported in 2016. Up 25% over 2015 and 100% since five years ago

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The max­i­mum rapes have been in the cap­i­tal district of Thiruvananthapuram

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Rapes per 100,000 fe­male pop­u­la­tion, com­pared with 1.3 in neigh­bour­ing Tamil Nadu; all-In­dia av­er­age: 6.3

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