The number of child rape cases has increased massively this year compared to previous years. According to official data from the police, till March, 2016, the total number of rape cases reported against children is 219. This is the number that has been recorded in just the first three months of this year.
Considering the same time period last year, this year’s numbers are on the higher side. Data shows that from 2008-2016, the least number of child rape cases was recorded in 2010 (208). In 2014, the number was 709 and in 2015, it was 711. There had been a steady increase in the number till 2010, when there was a drop. After which, again the number of cases increased.