Cruelty Against Married Women has Increased Fastest in Delhi out of 52 Major Cities
Delhi has again topped the charts but this time for a negative reason. As per the latest report of the National Crime Records Bureau, Delhi has climbed up the stairs and has reached the top position in cases of cruelty towards married women by their own or in-laws.
Surprisingly, Mumbai, with population more than that of Delhi, is on the 8th position. As per the latest report of the NCRB, the cases of violence against married women by their husband and/or his relatives are on a rise since 2010.
Recently, NCRB released a report on condition of women in 52 major cities of the country. As per the report, such cases were highest in Hyderabad till two years back but it experienced a down fall in cases of violence against women but Delhi experienced a steep rise.
In the year 2012, the total number of cases of violence against women was 1, 870 whereas this number for the year 2013 was 2879.