NCW has received 12,600 complaints so far in 2024, the highest in UP Delhi

There were 493 complaints of sexual harassment at NCW. (NCW logo)

As many as 12,600 complaints have been received by the National Commission for Women (NCW) so far this year, with Uttar Pradesh achieving the dubious distinction of registering the highest number of complaints, according to official data.

The highest number of complaints were received in the right to dignity category, which involves forms of harassment other than domestic violence. According to the NPV data, the number was 3,107.

This was followed by 3,544 domestic violence complaints. The number of complaints of dowry harassment stood at 1,957, complaints of molestation at 817, complaints of police apathy towards women at 518, and complaints of rape and attempted rape at 657, the data showed.

There were 493 complaints of sexual harassment, 339 of cybercrime, 345 of stalking and 206 of honor crimes, the report said.

Uttar Pradesh recorded the highest number of complaints at 6,470, followed by Delhi at 1,113 and Maharashtra at 762, according to the data.

Bihar recorded 584 complaints, Madhya Pradesh 514, Haryana 506, Rajasthan 408, Tamil Nadu 301, West Bengal 306 and Karnataka 305.

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First print: June 18, 2024 | 3:46 PM IST