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29 Jan 2018

Mumbai records a rise in rape cases in 2017

Mumbai witnesses rise in rape cases in 2017

With the number of rape cases increasing day by day, the number of registered cases in Mumbai in 2017 has risen by 40 as compared to figures from the previous year.

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.

In context

Mumbai witnesses rise in rape cases in 2017

The figures

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.

The reason

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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