The pattern of growth of crime against women across 19 Indian states during the period 2001- 2015 reveals that states like West Bengal and Assam have the largest growth rate of crime against women, while Tamil Nadu shows negative growth, suggesting an efficient utilisation of crime control measures by the state. While exploring the role of different socioeconomic factors that largely influence crime against women, by using econometric analysis it has been identified that female education and the size of the female Scheduled Caste (SC) and Scheduled Tribe (ST) population have strong positive roles in increasing crime against women but the sex ratio, urbanization, and female workforce participation has a negative impact on it. The prevalence of power relation and intersectionality of crime against women can be addressed through appropriate structural policy.

Author Biography

Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Vidyasagar University

Associate Professor Department of Economics Rammohan College