NCRB data shows 12 percent of crimes committed against children in J&Ktext_fields
More than 12 percent of crime was committed against children in 2020 in Jammu and Kashmir, against the total crime rate documented by the Nation Crime Record Bureau (NCRB).
According to the NCRB, the total rate of crime against children in 2020 in Jammu and Kashmir stands at 12.3 per cent. The charge sheet rate stands at 62 percent.
There are over 869 cases of crime against children at the disposal of police in Jammu and Kashmir, which include 263 cases of pending investigations from the previous year and 606 cases that were reported in 2019, the NCRB data reveals.
According to the report, Jammu and Kashmir reported 293, 302, and 6.0 cases of child kidnapping and abduction under sections 363, 363A, 364,364 A, 365, 366, 366A, 367, 368, 369 of the IPC.
Jammu and Kashmir reported 202, 211, and 4.1 crime cases against children under Kidnapping and Abduction under section 363 of the IPC.
"Sixteen cases of kidnapping and abduction of minor girls to compel them for marriage were reported in Jammu and Kashmir and 73 other kidnappings and abduction crimes cases against children were also reported," NCRB said.