One child abuse every 15 minutes in India

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Published: 2017-12-01 16:10

Last Updated: 2017-12-01 16:31


53% of children in India have been subjected to sexual abuse
53% of children in India have been subjected to sexual abuse
Roya News Source

In India, a child is sexually abused every 15 minutes, according to the latest government figures.

A study released on Thursday by The National Crime Records showed an increase in offensive incidents against children in India.

The National Crime Records Bureau report, released on Thursday, shows a steady rise in incidents of offences against children.

In India the case of a 10-year old rape victim who was later forced to give birth recently hit headlines.

The criminals were her two uncles, who were then sentenced to life jail.

In 2016 alone, a report by Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh on crimes showed about 107,000 cases of crimes against children.

Thirty-six thousand of the cases were recorded under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POSCO) Act.

Delhi, according to the BBC, is home to the largest number of sexually abused children in the world.

Fifty-three percent of children in India have been subjected to sexual abuse in their lives, according to a 2007 study conducted by India’s Ministry of Women and Child Development.