Indian states and territories ranked by safety of women

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This is a list of States and Union Territories of India ranked according to safety of women as on 2012. The list is compiled from the 2012 Crime in India Report published by National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), Government of India.The rank is calculated according to the rate of Assaults on Women. The assault rate represents number of incidents charged with Assault on Women with intent to outrage her modesty (Section 314 of the Indian Penal Code) per 1,00,000 of the female population. Regions where assault on women are lower, have better ranks and are considered safer for women.

According to National Crime Records Bureau data, Jammu and Kashmir, Kerala and Odisha ranked worst with the highest rate of assaults on women, while the five safest States for women in India are Bihar, Nagaland, Jharkhand, Gujarat and Punjab[1]

Safety Rank State/U.T. Rate of Assault on Women[1] (per 1,00,000 population) 2012
1 Bihar 0.25
2 Nagaland 1.47
3 Jharkhand 1.83
4 Gujarat 2.62
4 Punjab 2.62
5 Uttarakhand 2.80
6 Meghalaya 3.27
7 Uttar Pradesh 3.34
8 Manipur 3.97
9 Haryana 4.40
10 Tamil Nadu 4.41
11 Goa 5.64
12 Sikkim 6.51
13 Rajasthan 7.10
14 Maharashtra 7.19
15 Himachal Pradesh 7.44
16 West Bengal 7.60
** All India Average 7.75
17 Karnataka 10.03
18 Arunachal Pradesh 11.22
19 Andhra Pradesh 11.29
20 Assam 12.16
21 Chhattisgarh 13.02
22 Mizoram 17.17
23 Tripura 17.51
24 Madhya Pradesh 18.88
25 Odisha 20.53
26 Kerala 20.92
27 Jammu and Kashmir 23.28
U/T Daman and Diu 0.0
U/T Dadra and Nagar Haveli 1.16
U/T Lakshadweep 2.56
U/T Andaman and Nicobar Islands 6.97
U/T Chandigarh 7.02
U/T Delhi 8.51
U/T Puducherry 8.6

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  1. ^ a b "Crime in India, 2012". NCRB, Government of India. 2012. p. 389. Retrieved April 20, 2014. 

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