Sharp decline- Rape cases


83% drop in rape cases in Delhi during lockdown.

City sees decline in crime against women as social distancing keeps crime at bay.

The Capital witnessed a sharp decline in heinous crime against women since the beginning of lockdown, the data shared by Delhi Police sources show.The data shared with The Hindu, recorded that from March 22 to April 12, the number of rape cases registered under Section 376 of the Indian Penal Code stood at 23 as opposed to 139 in 2019, during the same time period leading to a decline of 83.4%

Pv Vivek, Delhi

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