Nagaland is the safest state for women in India

Sep 17, 2021

By: Vaamanaa Sethi

According to the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) report of India 2020,...

...crimes against women have seen a dip by 8.3 percent as compared to 2019.

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The crimes registered per lakh of women population is 56.5 in 2020 compared to 62.3 in 2019.

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The report also revealed an important aspect that the majority of cases under...

...crime against women were registered under ‘Cruelty by husband or relative.’

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These are the 10 states (excluding union territories), which recorded the least number of cases...

...per lakh population against women in 2020, according to the report.

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Nagaland — 39

The state also has the lowest incidence of crime, overall. The state had recorded 39 cases of crime against women per lakh population in 2019.

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Sikkim — 140

A report released by the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in 2016 declared Sikkim as the safest and the best place for working women. However, crime against women has gone up in the state as compared to 2019.

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Mizoram — 172

Mizoram may not be the safest, but it is counted among one of the safest places in India. The crime rate slightly went up in 2020 as compared to 2019 with 170 cases per lakh population.

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Goa — 219

As Goa attracts a lot of domestic as well as international tourists, the state is regarded as women-friendly by many. The number of cases also declined in 2020 as compared to 2019 (329 cases per lakh population).

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Arunachal Pradesh — 281

The state saw a steep decline in the number of cases as compared to 2018 and 2019 (368 and 317 cases respectively per lakh population).

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Manipur — 247

The number of cases recorded have declined in 2020 as compared to2019, when it had 266 cases per lakh population.

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Meghalaya — 558

In 2019, the state had witnessed 568 cases per lakh population.

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Tripura — 874

According to the NCRB, the state had registered 1070 cases per lakh population in 2019.

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Himachal Pradesh — 1614

A slight decline in the number of cases was observed in 2020 as compared to 2019 (1636 cases per lakh population).

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Uttarakhand — 2846

The number of cases rose in 2020 as compared to 2019 with 2541 cases per lakh population.

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