Over 36% of crimes against children are sexual offences

Mon, Sep 11 2017, 01:10 PM

In the wake of two shocking incidents reported in Gurugram and Delhi in the last couple of days, data from the National Crime Records Bureau shows that 36.2% of the 94,172 cases against children reported in 2015 were sexual offences. Kidnapping and abduction accounted for 44.5% of the total cases followed by those registered under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012, rape and assault on girl children with intent to outrage their modesty.