Police data shows rape count in 2018

Neighbourhood News Desk/New Delhi/Avi Arya

On January 9, 2019, the annual crime data released by the Delhi Police shows that at least five women were raped every day in Delhi in 2018.

It also shows most of these rapes were allegedly committed by friends or those who knew the rape survivor. These incidents have also increased over the last two years. It stood at 39% in 2017, but rose to 44% in 2018.

But in 2018 there was a slight decline where the number was 2,043 compared to 2,057 in 2017.   

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