Crime Against Women in India: A Theoretical Review

Published date01 December 2023
AuthorPushpender Yadav
Date01 December 2023
Subject MatterArticles
Crime Against Women
in India: A Theoretical
Pushpender Yadav1
Sexual, physical or emotional violence against women in India is a serious form of
exploitation that needs to be prevented in the nation. The objective of this arti-
cle is to highlight the increasing rate, number and forms of this violence against
women in the country. To protect women at individual level, it is essential to
know about the forms and severity of the crimes. Further, this article is based
on a theoretical analysis of a review of literature and the kind of offences women
suffer. This article also analyses secondary data of National Crime Record Bureau
(NCRB) from the year 2016 to 2021 (NCRB, 2016–2021) which clearly reflects
that crime against women has increased although it was only very low during
Covid-19. This article also attempts to emphasise on the recommendations and
efforts to minimise the crime against women with the help of stakeholders of
the society.
Women, rape, dowry, sexual harassment, sex-selective birth
Women’s place in the Indian society is indispensable and ought to be respectable.
Women are most signicant in the development of the nation and play a pivotal
role in the world. Their importance is unparalleled in the society as they must also
be efcient and capable in uplifting the country economically and socially. They
contribute as technocrats, educators, pilots, civil servants and entrepreneurs and
Indian Journal of Public
69(4) 925–939, 2023
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DOI: 10.1177/00195561231196233
Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India.
Corresponding author:
Pushpender Yadav, Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh 462003,

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