Sun. Oct 2nd, 2022

Tamil Nadu has topped the nation in infanticides with 15 situations reported in 2021, adopted by Andhra Pradesh and Rajasthan that registered 10 and seven situations respectively, in accordance with information from the nationwide Crime information Bureau.

Rattled by an alarming 39.eight% enhance in crimes in direction of youngsters from the earlier 12 months, the State Crime information Bureau (SCRB) has sought an pressing report from all Zonal Inspectors-widespread of Police and differ Deputy Inspectors-widespread of Police on the exact causes/causes for the rise. 

in accordance with the NCRB information, Tamil Nadu reported 6,064 situations of crimes in direction of youngsters in 2021 as in direction of 4,338 situations and 4,139 situations in 2020 and 2019 respectively. The State reported fifty six murders, by which sixty nine youngsters died, collectively with three situations of rape and offences underneath the safety of youngsters from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. Sixteen situations of try and homicide youngsters and eight situations of abetment to suicide had been reported. The State registered eighty situations by which youngsters had been the victims of assault, having sustained straightforward damage, eight incidents of grievous damage and 319 situations of kidnapping and abduction. the information revealed that there have been forty seven situations of procuration of minor ladies and 5 situations of human trafficking involving 19 youngsters.

Spurt in POCSO situations

Of the whole 4,465 situations involving 4,562 youngsters registered underneath the POCSO Act, three,433 pertained to rape affecting three,435 ladies and 34 boys. When it acquired here to offences underneath the Juvenile Justice (Care and safety of youngsters) Act, the State registered one zero one situations involving 128 youngsters. In 15 of these situations, the offences had been dedicated by the care-takers/in-cost of juvenile homes.

The police registered 26 situations in direction of suspects who engaged 32 youngsters as youngster labourers and rescued 169 youngsters underneath the Prohibition of youngster Marriage Act. 


Thirty situations underneath the information expertise Act had been booked in direction of accused individuals for making 15 youngsters victims of cybercrime and publishing or transmitting of supplies depicting youngsters in sexually express act. Statistics on crimes in direction of youngsters in cities confirmed that Chennai reported 435 situations underneath the POCSO Act and Coimbatore recorded eighty one situations final 12 months. 

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When contacted by The Hindu for his views, Retired Director-widespread of Police M. Ravi, who was the extra Director-widespread of Police, Crime in direction of ladies and youngsters, in 2020, mentioned the rise inside the quantity of situations was primarily as a consequence of extra victims had been coming forward to lodge complaints with the police, due to the discover created by regulation-enforcement businesses amongst mom and father and youngsters. 

one extra motive for sexual assaults focusing on youngsters was the entry to youngster pornography. “After analyzing POCSO situations for a quantity of years, we found that the accused individuals in these situations had been repeatedly viewing youngster pornography. evaluation of their cellphones and digital devices confirmed this…,” Mr. Ravi mentioned.


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