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NCRB data shows in 2022, more than 6,000 dowry death cases registered

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NCRB data shows in 2022, more than 6,000 dowry death cases registered
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New Delhi: Data from the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) was made public on Monday, December 4. It shows that 13,479 instances were reported in 2022 under the Dowry Prohibition Act, 1961. 6,450 dowry deaths were reported in 2022 during the same time. Even though the number of dowry deaths and cases reported under the Dowry Prohibition Act has slightly decreased, the statistics remain alarming, the News Minute reported.

The number of dowry deaths in 2022 has decreased by 4.5%, while the number of cases reported under the Dowry Prohibition Act of 1961 has decreased by 0.6%. With 2,218 cases, Uttar Pradesh had the highest number of dowry deaths in 2022. Bihar (1,057) and Madhya Pradesh (518) followed.

With 4,807 cases, Uttar Pradesh led the nation in cases filed under the Dowry Prohibition Act of 1961. Bihar (3,580) had the second-highest number of cases registered, followed by Karnataka (2,224).

There were 442 dowry deaths in the southern states overall, with Karnataka leading that group with 167, Telangana with 137, Tamil Nadu with 29 and Kerala with 11. In the meantime, 2,776 cases from the southern states have been registered in accordance with the Dowry Prohibition Act of 1961. With 2,224 instances, Karnataka led the other states with the most, Andhra Pradesh (298), Tamil Nadu (220), Kerala (28) and Telangana (6).

The NCRB data shows that 359 dowry deaths were closed despite the fact that the reports were valid due to lack of proof. In the meantime, 4,148 instances were charged throughout the year, and five deaths were moved to another state or agency.

It is to be noted that the NCRB report underlines that the data record the incidence of registered crime, not the actual occurrence of crime.

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