41 percent increase in women crimes
SRINAGAR—There has been a 41 percent increase in crime against women over the last eight years in Jammu and Kashmir, the government revealed on Wednesday.
In 2008, 2087 cases of crime against women were registered in the state while in 2015 this figure went up to 3535.
In a written reply to a question by Naresh Kumar Gupta in the Legislative Council, Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, who also holds the Home portfolio, said the crime rate against women has shown a marginal increase in respect of certain offences and decrease in others.
Kidnapping and domestic violence have witnessed an increase of over 40 percent and 58 percent respectively during the period. “The number of cases related to kidnapping reported in 2008 was 653 against 1097 cases registered in 2015,” the reply said.
Domestic violence related cases have also gone up by 58 percent though it has decreased if compared to the previous two years.
Accoording to the reply, suicide official at-