A Critical Evaluation of Violence against Women in India

dr.riyazahmed nabisab mangoli, Nandini G. Devarmani


The increasing intolerance towards women is supported by the latest annual data compiled by National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) New Delhi. Analyzing the major crime trend over the years, the NCRB comes up with an alarming feature, which is that crime against women has seen 873 per cent rise since the last 40 years. The Bureau arrived at this statistic after comparing the data on number of cases registered in 1971 (2,487) with those in 2011 (24,206). This is more than three times of the total crimes that were taken cognizance of by the authorities. The present paper tries to critically evaluate the seriousness of shameful crime against women in India in the present Law and Order scenario of the country with suggestions.

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International Journal of Criminology and Sociological Theory | ISSN : 1916-2782