Delhi records most rape cases among 35 cities

New Delhi: Delhi is perhaps the most unsafe city for women as 414 rape cases were reported in the national capital in 2010, the highest among 35 major cities in the country, while Mumbai followed it with 194 such incidents.

According to government statistics released on Thursday, 23 per cent of rape cases in these urban areas took place in Delhi and 10.8 per cent in Mumbai. A total of 1,422 kidnapping or abduction of women have taken place in Delhi last year which is 37.7 per cent of the total cases in 35 major cities.

There were 112 dowry deaths and 1,273 incidents of cruelty by husband or relatives in Delhi last year, said the report of the national Crime Control Bureau. In Mumbai, there were 146 incidents of kidnapping of women, 21 dowry deaths and 312 incidents of cruelty by husband or relatives during last year.

Pune reported third highest number of 91 rape cases in 2010 followed by Jabalpur where 81 rape took place last year. Software city Bangalore recorded 65 incidents of rape while Indore reported 69 incidents of rape last year.

Among the states, Madhya Pradesh reported the highest number of rape 3,135 incidents in 2010 followed by West Bengal where 2,311 cases were reported last year. Assam, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh reported 1,721, 1,599, 1,563 and 1,362 cases respectively. There were 1,012 incidents of rape in Chhattisgarh, 1,025 in Orissa and 795 in Bihar.