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Which State In India Has The highest number Of Sexual Assaults Against Children?

According to data submitted by India’s Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Zubin Irani on 28th November in Rajya Sabha, 32608 cases were registered in 2017 under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012.

As per data, the Maharashtra became the top State in the country with 5248 registered cases. The Uttar Pradesh State, West Bengal, and Karnataka came in 2nd, 3rd and 4th spots with 4895, 2131 and 1956 registered cases respectively.

Here’ re number of cases registered under the POCSO Act, 2012 in the last three reports of NCRB.

S.No. State/UT 2015 2016 2017
CR CR CR
1 Andhra Pradesh 1054 830 378
2 Arunachal Pradesh 54 59 14
3 Assam 819 821 1149
4 Bihar 187 233 1356
5 Chhattisgarh 1656 1570 1676
6 Goa 79 75 0
7 Gujarat 1609 1408 1697
8 Haryana 988 1020 1139
9 Himachal Pradesh 206 205 8
10 Jammu & Kashmir 30 25 0
11 Jharkhand 182 348 385
12 Karnataka 1526 1565 1956
13 Kerala 1486 1848 1169
14 Madhya Pradesh 4624 4717 1569
15 Maharashtra 4816 4815 5248
16 Manipur 43 43 29
17 Meghalaya 167 151 242
18 Mizoram 169 167 194
19 Nagaland 15 27 41
20 Odisha 1372 1928 249
21 Punjab 666 596 489
22 Rajasthan 1311 1479 1180
23 Sikkim 55 92 87
24 Tamil Nadu 1544 1583 1587
25 Telangana 1394 1158 1632
26 Tripura 133 156 139
27 Uttar Pradesh 4541 4954 4895
28 Uttarakhand 168 218 191
29 West Bengal 1504 2132 2131
30 A&N Islands 39 49 65
31 Chandigarh 62 51 3
32 D&N Haveli 15 11 12
33 Daman & Diu 5 10 5
34 Delhi 1936 1620 1623
35 Lakshadweep 1 5 4
36 Puducherry 49 53 66
TOTAL (ALL INDIA) 34505 36022 32608
Source: Crime in India

Police and public order are State subjects under the Seventh Schedule to the Constitution of India.

The responsibilities to maintain law and order, protection of life and property of the citizens including children, rest primarily with the respective State Governments and UT (Union Territory) Administration.

Further under Section 2(14) (ii) of the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015 (JJ Act), such children are considered as children in need of care and protection deserving the Security net of Institutional and non-Institutional care under the JJ Act.

Under the Act a stringent penalty shall be imposed on whosoever employs or uses any child for the purpose of begging or causes any child to beg.