19654 cases of Child Rape registered in the country in 2015

19654 cases of Child Rape registered in the country in 2015

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Child RapeNew Delhi,9 February 2017-CNS:-As per information furnished by National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), a total of 12,363 cases in 2013 under child rape (Section 376 IPC) were registered. A total of 18,661 cases in 2014 and 19654 cases in 2015 under child rape (including section 376 of IPC and Section 4&6 of the POCSO Act) were registered. NCPCR has registered 613 complaints under the POCSO Act, 2012 during the last 3 years. Out of 613 complaints, 92 cases are from the schools.

The Ministry of Women and Child Development is implementing Integrated Child Protection Scheme (ICPS) with the objective of creating a safe and secure environment for children in conflict with law as well as children in need of care and protection. The salient features of ICPS including financial support to States/UTs are – setting up and maintenance of various types of Homes and Shelters run by States/UTs or by voluntary organizations; setting up of dedicated service delivery structures at State and District level; Statutory Support Services in the district like Juvenile Justice Board, Child Welfare Committee; support for emergency outreach services for children in difficult circumstances; support for family based non-institutional care through sponsorship, foster care, adoption and after care programmes.

This information was given by Minister of State for Women & Child Development, Smt Krishna Raj in reply to a written question in Rajya Sabha today.