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 Just 7.28% women in police: Govt


Just 7.28% women in police: Govt

Last Updated on : 26 Feb,2018 | Source : Universal News Timeline

New Delhi:

Amid a rising graph of crime against women in the country, they constitute just 7.28 per cent of the police force in India and at 2.47 per cent, their presence is the lowest in Naxal-hit Telangana, according to government data.

In militancy-affected Jammu and Kashmir, there are just 3.05 per cent women in the police force, which has a sanctioned strength of more than 80,000 police personnel, Union Home Ministry statistics said.

The number of incidents of crime against women rose from 3,29,243 in 2015 to 3,38,954 in 2016.

The situation is pathetic despite the Union Home Ministry sending advisories in 2009, 2012 and 2016 to all state governments and UTs to increase the strength of women police personnel to 33 per cent, a senior official said. Among the UTs, Chandigarh has the highest number of women personnel.

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