Sexual Harassment Prevention Laws
According to National Crime records Bureau, rape accounts for 12% of all crimes against women. Average rate of rape case is about 6.3 per 100,000 of the population. According to a live report of Livemint, 99% of cases of sexual violence go unreported. Even after the rape case of Nirbhaya, the rate of rapes saw a humongous jump of 26% in 2013, mainly in northern part of India like Delhi, Rajasthan, and UP. Not only rapes, but other forms of sexual violence also saw a massive jump of 26% in 2016.
The conviction rate for all crimes against women stands at mere 19%. In Northern Eastern states except Assam, the range varies between 25% – 70%. On the other hand, states like West Bengal, Gujarat, and Karnataka have rates of less than 5%. In 2016, the rate was 26%.