National Crime Records Bureau has released data for 2017. It has shown several crucial insights regarding the crime against women(CAW)

Key Findings:

Source: The Hindu

Reason for poor conviction rate in cases of CAW:

  • During the trial, either the witnesses turn hostile or lack of statement from eyewitness delays the process, thus affecting conviction.
  • Pending investigation in CAW.
  • The investigation gets affected due to law and order duties.
  • Cases of molestation, rape and other heinous crimes against women are treated on priority basis but those such as cruelty by husband or his relatives take time to investigate.


Measures taken:

  • The Centre has decided to set up fast track courts to clear the pending 1.6 lakh cases of crime against women and children across 31 states within a span of 2 years. 
  • The CAW cases are dealt with high priority and the chargesheet is filed within 60 days.
  • Separate teams for investigation and law and order in all police stations.
  • Dynamic identification of crime-prone areas
  • Deployment of police resources
  • Dedicated women helpline no. 1091
  • Exclusive women help desk at police stations
  • Anti-stalking services for women
  • Stationing all-woman PCR vans in vulnerable areas
  • Concerted action against consuming alcohol in public places
  • Informing civic agencies regarding dark patches for rectification
  • Self-defence training for women/girls and 
  • Special drives against tinted glasses in public transport vehicles. 


[1]. https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Delhi/929-cases-of-crime-against-women-pending-in-city-courts/article30133093.ece