According to data compiled by the Delhi police regarding crimes against women between 2012 and 2015, at least four women were raped and nine were molested every day on an average.
After 2012 Nirbhaya gang rape case much was promised about women’s safety but seems like the situation is deteriorating. The data shows that between 2012 and 2015 the number of rape cases increased threefold. 706 cases of rape were registered in 2012; and in 2015 the number went up to 2199.
In 2012, 727 incidents of assault on women with the intent to outrage their modesty were reported, the number climbed to 3515 in 2013, 4322 in 2014 and 5367 the following year.
Cases of rape registered between January and mid-July in 2015 were 1120, which increased by 66 to 1186 till the middle of July, 2016.
What is more disturbing is that women that women are not safe even within the confines of their homes data shows that there has been increase in cases of cruelty by husband and in-laws.
Between 2012 and mid-July 2016, 681 dowry related deaths were reported in Delhi. The total number of cases filed against husbands and in-laws during these four years were 13,984.