As per records maintained by the Mumbai Police, 60 percent of the rape survivors are minor girls.
Experts said that the reason behind the increase is failed love affairs and bad live-in relationships.
Mumbai witnesses rise in rape cases in 2017
Molestation cases in city saw a slight dip: Report
A report said that the data provided by the city police shows the number of registered rape cases (under section 376 of the Indian Penal Code) in 2016 as 712, however, it rose to 752 cases in 2017.
While the city saw a rise in rape cases, it saw a slight dip in molestation cases as compared to the figures of 2016.
Reason behind increase in rape cases are failed love affairs
Blaming failed love affairs, IPS officer-turned-lawyer YP Singh said, "There is no increase in violent rape cases as maximum cases are related to affairs among minors which end up being registered as POCSO cases, however, those cannot be seen as an increase in sexual offences against children."
A police official said, "The rise in complaints prove that people's faith in the police has increased."
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