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Over two lakh victims of sexual crimes in three years

New Delhi: Over two lakh women were victims of sexual crimes in the country during the period 2006-2008.

On an average, about 191 women every day were either victims of rape, sexual harassment or molestation in three years from 2006.

As per the latest Union Home Ministry figures, a total of 61,552 cases of rape were registered during 2006-2008 in the country.

While 19,348 cases were registered in 2006, the number rose to 20,737 in 2007 and to 21,467 in 2008.

Similarly, a total of 33,130 cases of sexual harassment (eve-teasing) was registered in the country between 2006-2008.

While 9,966 such cases were registered in 2006, the number rose to 10,950 in 2007 and to 12,214 in 2008.

As far as molestation cases are concerned, a total of 1,15,764 cases were registered during 2006-2008.

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