Four-fold increase in number of rapes against children between 1994 and 2016: Report

Four-fold increase in number of rapes against children between 1994 and 2016: Report

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A new report by an alliance of six child-focused organisations quotes NCRB data, which shows that the number of rapes against children in 1994 was 3,986 while in 2016 it was 16,863, accounting for a rise of 4.2 times. The report states that decreasing sex ratio and increase in rape are two indicators that reflect increased vulnerability of girls, especially from rural areas.

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