Crimes against children up by 39% in J-K: NCRB

Seven cases of murder; four infanticide, three foeticide cases reported in 2021

National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB)

SRINAGAR — Crimes against children in Jammu and Kashmir have reported a jump of 39.4 per cent in 2021, National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data said.

The report states that J&K has reported 473 crime cases in 2018 followed by 470 in 2019, 606 in 2020 and then 845 in 2021.

As per the data, the most prominent crimes against children are kidnapping and abduction as 478 incidents of kidnapping were reported in the year 2021 and in 478 cases, 493 victims were involved.

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It said there were 1,013 cases of kidnapping and abduction cases recorded in Jammu and Kashmir, thereby witnessing a 16 per cent increase in such cases as in the year 2020, 868 such cases were reported.

Kidnapping and abduction cases in J&K had shown an abrupt decrease in the last three years as 1,137 such cases were recorded in 2018, 961 in 2019 and last year, it has increased again as 1,013 such cases were reported last year.

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As per the data, seven cases of murder of children, four cases of infanticide and three cases of foeticide in J&K last year.

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