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Conviction Rate in POCSO Cases


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05 AUG 2021 5:34PM by PIB Delhi

A centrally sponsored scheme for setting up of 1023 Fast Track Special Courts (FTSCs) including 389 Exclusive POCSO Courts is implemented by the Department of Justice(DoJ), for expeditious trial and disposal of rape and POCSO cases. As informed by DoJ, 640 FTSCs including 338 exclusive POCSO Courts have become functional in 26 States/UTs by May, 2021.

As per latest NCRB report 2019, the State/UT Wise CASES REGISTERED (CR), CASES CHARGESHEETED (CCS), CASES CONVICTED (CON) and CONVICTION RATE (CVR) under Protection off Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012 during 2017-2019 is annexed. There has been an increase in Conviction Rate over this period. As informed by National Crime Records Bureau(NCRB), the reasons for the majority of child sexual abuse case being ending in acquittal are not maintained separately.

The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012 enacted by Govt of India provides safeguards for children against sexual abuse. The Act was amended in 2019 to introduce more stringent punishment including death penalty for committing sexual crimes on children, with a view to deter the perpetrators & prevent such crimes against children.

Section 43 of the POCSO Act, 2012 provides that the Central Government and every State Government shall take all measures to give wide publicity to the provisions of the Act. In accordance with this, the Government has taken various steps from time to time to create awareness of the provisions of the POCSO Act through electronic and print media, consultations, workshops and training programmes with stakeholders concerned.

Further, Ministry of Women & Child Development notified new POCSO Rules, 2020 replacing the previous POCSO Rules, 2012. The POCSO Rules 2020 stipulate that the central government and every state government shall prepare age-appropriate educational material and curriculum for children, informing them about various aspects of personal safety. The Rules also stipulates that suitable material and information may be disseminated by the respective Governments in all public places such as panchayat bhavans, community centers, schools and colleges, bus terminals, railway stations, places of congregation, airports, taxi stands, cinema halls and such other prominent places and also be disseminated in suitable form in virtual spaces such as internet and social media.

This information was given by the Union Minister for Women and Child Development, Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani, in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today.

 

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AS

ANNEXURE

 

 

 

2017

2018

2019

S.NO

STATES/UTS

CR

CCS

CON

CVR

CR

CCS

CON

CVR

CR

CCS

CON

CVR

1

Andhra Pradesh

378

295

8

9.3

361

338

6

6.5

502

313

16

16.2

2

Arunachal Pradesh

14

4

0

24

23

1

50.0

36

24

0

3

Assam

1149

733

52

31.1

1721

1486

69

21.6

1779

1396

83

26.8

4

Bihar

1356

809

34

49.3

2094

1273

104

71.2

1540

1184

113

67.7

5

Chhattisgarh

1676

1576

345

34.2

1812

1657

310

34.0

2027

2073

349

30.7

6

Goa

0

0

0

2

2

0

0

0

0

7

Gujarat

1697

1712

12

9.8

2154

2066

33

13.5

2253

2072

74

17.9

8

Haryana

1139

941

183

31.3

1924

1597

296

35.7

2074

1686

333

30.7

9

Himachal Pradesh

8

12

1

100.0

28

23

0

0.0

12

8

0

0.0

10

Jammu & Kashmir

0

0

0

32

24

0

109

79

0

0.0

11

Jharkhand

385

230

17

37.8

615

391

38

29.5

654

459

100

56.2

12

Karnataka

1956

1975

122

20.0

2036

2165

174

19.4

2160

2021

190

18.9

13

Kerala

1169

892

33

32.0

1153

964

77

36.0

1283

1009

40

19.4

14

Madhya Pradesh

1569

1510

284

31.4

2445

2692

488

39.4

6123

5867

874

30.1

15

Maharashtra

5248

4507

498

27.1

6233

5269

525

28.6

6558

6295

706

28.9

16

Manipur

29

32

3

100.0

43

26

4

100.0

58

59

5

100.0

17

Meghalaya

242

151

5

83.3

266

174

16

59.3

219

255

96

84.2

18

Mizoram

194

186

48

69.6

138

171

27

87.1

79

78

59

88.1

19

Nagaland

41

37

9

64.3

9

13

9

81.8

12

12

1

50.0

20

Odisha

249

436

11

5.1

1887

1468

24

18.8

2036

1779

33

25.6

21

Punjab

489

384

60

23.5

411

354

82

35.3

389

319

87

31.3

22

Rajasthan

1180

905

89

44.1

488

396

102

45.5

596

423

178

60.3

23

Sikkim

87

93

19

65.5

118

112

25

39.7

91

88

12

40.0

24

Tamil Nadu

1587

1642

154

19.6

2039

2192

275

23.1

2396

2228

286

25.4

25

Telangana

1632

1061

31

10.3

1665

1376

69

12.5

1998

1724

89

8.7

26

Tripura

139

132

19

44.2

127

145

13

26.0

176

173

34

38.2

27

Uttar Pradesh

4895

4079

819

72.3

5401

4401

780

63.5

7594

6478

1002

62.5

28

Uttarakhand

191

146

17

81.0

337

213

24

66.7

369

384

92

90.2

29

West Bengal

2131

1723

39

18.0

2267

2403

90

28.9

2267

2403

90

28.9

 

TOTAL STATE(S)

30830

26203

2912

33.0

37830

33414

3661

33.4

45390

40889

4942

32.7

30

A&N Islands

65

75

1

4.2

69

74

0

0.0

94

87

3

9.7

31

Chandigarh

3

2

0

0.0

2

2

1

100.0

5

6

0

32

D&N Haveli

12

6

3

23.1

21

17

1

8.3

39

44

0

0.0

33

Daman & Diu

5

3

0

3

8

3

60.0

15

10

0

0.0

34

Delhi

1623

1714

104

46.2

1839

1994

218

59.1

1719

1589

718

68.4

35

Lakshadweep

4

4

0

7

7

0

25

11

0

0.0

36

Puducherry

66

56

0

56

52

0

0.0

48

45

4

100.0

 

TOTAL UT(S)

1778

1860

108

41.1

1997

2154

223

56.7

1945

1792

725

64.9

 

TOTAL (ALL INDIA)

32608

28063

3020

33.2

39827

35568

3884

34.2

47335

42681

5667

34.9

Source: Crime in India

           

Note : Due to non-receipt of data from West Bengal in time for 2019, Data furnished for 2018 has been used

                                                   

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