4 cases of rape or molestation in Pune every week
Reply to an application filed under the Right to Information (RTI) Act filed by RTI activist Vihar Durve has thrown up startling figures of crime against women in a city which is thought of as a safe haven for students from all over the country. The data provided by the Pune Police has shown that 456 females have filed complaint of rape during the last six years apart from 563 cases of molestation of underage girls. Due to the social stigma attached to such cases, there are a large number of cases which go unreported and hence, the actual figures of crime is likely to be much higher. The annual figures reported as per the statistics are:-
2012 – (Till September) 65 rapes were reported in Pune.
2011 - 78 rape complaints and 116 molestation cases were lodged.
2010 - 89 rape cases and 116 molestation complaints were registered..
2009 – 66 rape complaints and 97 Molestation cases
2008 – 91 rape cases and 111 Molestation complaints
2007 – 67 Rapes and 78 Molestation cases were reported
If the state of affairs in Pune is so bad, what would be the status in other parts of the country?