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Jharkhand witnesses rise in rape cases

IANS  |  Ranchi 

has witnessed an overall increase in the number of cases but the first quarter of 2018 saw a decrease, according to state police data issued on Monday

The total number of cases registered in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 were 1,122, 1,198, 1,146 and 1,335 respectively.

The average cases in 2014 per month was 93.50 which increased to 113.08 per month in 2017.

Till March 2018, a total of 328 cases were registered. But in the first quarter, the number of cases was 109.08, a decrease from 113.08 from the same period last year, the data showed.

According to the police, incidents of rape were much more in the neighbouring states of and

"Several measures have been taken for safety of the women. One third of the female staff in the police have been promoted to the ranks of of Police" a (CID) official told IANS.

Other measures like the Shakti App was launched to help women report crimes immediately.

The rising rape cases prompted to summon of Police D.K. Pandey last week.

Mumru has asked Pandey to take appropriate measures to ensure safety.

--IANS

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First Published: Mon, April 16 2018. 13:50 IST
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