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14.3% rise in crime against women in Odisha in 2019: NCRB

30/09/2020 at 8:30 PM

Bhubaneswar, Sep 30: Crime against women in Odisha witnessed an increase of 14.3% in 2019, revealed the data of National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB).

As per the latest data released by NCRB, as many as 23183 cases related to crime against women were registered in Odisha in 2019 while the number of cases in 2018 was 20274.

The number of cases in 2019 includes 342 dowry deaths, 1382 rape cases and as many as 11318 cases of assault on women with intent to outrage her modesty. The report also revealed that in 92 percent of rape cases accused are known to the victims.  

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