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Thiruvananthapuram leads in crimes against women in Kerala

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Figures for first five months of 2014

As per the crime statistics for the first five months of this year, released by the State police on Thursday, the most number of cases of crimes against women were registered in Thiruvananthapuram — 829. Thrissur follows with 728 cases. The least number was reported from Wayanad, 165.

During the five-month period, the police registered 861 rape cases in the State and 303 of the victims were minors. Of the remaining 558 cases against adult women, 89 cases were in Thiruvananthapuram. Kollam followed with 75 cases. Wayanad is at the bottom with 21 cases. No district-wise break-up was provided for cases pertaining to crime against minors.

Dowry deaths

Eight dowry death cases were reported in the State during the period, three of which were in Palakkad district.

Two such cases were registered in Thiruvananthapuram. During the whole of last year 21 dowry death cases were registered.

Of 2,033 molestation cases registered in the State during the period, 391 were in Thiruvananthapuram. Kollam was next with 264 cases.

The least number of cases, 57, was reported from Wayanad. Twenty-seven molestation cases were on trains and were registered by the Railway police.

Malappuram district topped the list for women being subjected to cruelty by husband or his relatives. In this category, 2,098 cases were registered during the period, of which 258 cases were in Malappuram. Kollam followed with 241 cases.

Malappuram district topped the list in this category last year too with 650 of the 4,820 cases registered in the State.

Kidnap cases

Statistics show that 61 women were kidnapped during the five-month period, and Kollam topped the list with 14 cases.

Eight cases were reported from Thiruvanathapuram district. Across the State, 113 cases of harassing women were registered during the period.

Sixteen children were murdered and 49 children abducted during the period. The police registered 10 cases under the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act. In total, 950 cases of crime against children and 6,228 cases of crime against women were registered in the State during the period.

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