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JSPES, Vol. 41, No. 3 (Fall 2016)
pp. 51–73

Heinous Crimes Against Women in India

Sanjay K. Singh

Indian Institute of Management Lucknow

This paper will analyze crimes against women in India at the national as well as the state and union territory levels. The crimes will include kidnapping and the abduction of women, rape, and dowry deaths. We will identify the major issues related to such heinous crimes and discuss potential countermeasures. The primary source of data for the study is Crime Against Women in India, 1991 to 2014, published by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, New Delhi.