A fact-finding report compiled by the Karnataka Dalit Mahila Vedike has found that in 2011 and 2012, one Scheduled Caste or Scheduled Tribe person was murdered every week and one was raped in the same period.

The report, which was released on Wednesday in the presence of senior functionaries of the government, highlights the dismal implementation of the SC and ST Prevention of Atrocities Act. It shows that the conviction rate in cases registered under the special Act remains only 4.8 per cent for SCs and 3.1 per cent for STs.