Conviction Rates for #DomesticViolence and #Rape Remain Abysmally Low in India
Along with various forms of violence against women, there has been an increase in the number of other serious crimes in India in 2014. However while the conviction rate for other crimes have risen, the conviction rates for rape and other crimes against women in India did not rise and remain despairingly low.
The police charge-sheeted (filed) 92.1% of the cases of domestic violence, usually dowry related torture and violence submitted by women complainants to the police. However the conviction rate was only 13.7%
Of the rape complaints submitted to the police by women, only 79.8% were chargesheeted (filed). However of those, there were convictions for only 28%