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2019 CRY report: crimes against children rose by 20%, UP & MP top the list

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On November 26, 2019 an analysis by Non-govt Organisation(NGO) Child Relief and You (CRY), released its report on crimes against children in India. As per the report, crimes against children rose by 20% which is higher than the overall number of crimes that rose by 3.6%. Among the Indian states, Uttar Pradesh(UP) and Madhya Pradesh(MP) topped the list for overall crimes in India.Crimes against children rise by 20 per centCRY analysis: The CRY analysis was based on data of National Crime Records Bureau(NCRB) for 2016-2017, which was released after a gap of 2 years on October 21, 2019.

CRY report:

  • UP & MP crime cases: UP and MP together stood at 14.8% of with 19,000 cases. Jharkhand had the highest increase in crimes against children at 73.9%. Contradicting Jharkhand, Manipur saw significant decline in the crime against children at 18.7% between 2016 and 2017.
  • Most prevalent crime cases: The most prevalent crime cases against children include kidnapping and abduction. It accounted for 42% of total 1,29,032 crime cases reported. Other major crimes include violation of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act 2012, rape, sexual assault and procuring of minor girls.
  • Other cases reported: Child labour increased at 126%. In case of child marriages, there has been an increase in the no of child marriages. 395 cases have been registered under the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act (PCMA) 2006.

About Child Rights and You(CRY):
Founded- 1979.
Motto- Stand up for what is right.
Location- New Delhi.
Founder- Rippan Kapoor.