Children most vulnerable to crime in MP

In 2009, state reported more than 4,600 cases of crime against children


Danish Raza | June 27, 2011

North Eastern states are the safest for children in the country. Children living in Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh are the most prone to crimes, according to data provided by the National Crime Records Bureau.

Madhya Pradesh (MP), the fourth most populous state in the country, topped the list of states with reported cases of crime against children in the year 2009.  MP had more than 4,600 reported cases including murder, rape, abduction, female foeticide and other crimes.

The data has been obtained by Manish Bhatnagar, a Delhi based RTI activist.

More than 1,000 children were raped and 127 murdered in MP in 2009.

Uttar Pradesh stood second with more than 1,500 kidnappings and 625 reported cases of rape in 2009.

UP witness the maximum- 1,535 cases of kidnapping and abduction of children. This is less than 2,224- the corresponding state figure for the year 2008. This is followed by Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh with 534 and 427 cases of children getting kidnapped and abducted.

Maharashtra abandoned 274 children in 2009- the maximum in any state.

The data throws some interesting trends on the North Eastern states. There was not a single case of murder in Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland and Mizoram in the years 2008 and 2009.

There was no murder in J&K in 2008.




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