Andhra Pradesh is the rape capital of South India

Andhra Pradesh is the rape capital of South India

Andhra Pradesh is the rape capital of South India. The state has more than double the number of rape cases registered compared to the other three states.

According to data collated by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), Andhra Pradesh stood first for three consecutive years in the number of cases registered.

For example, AP has had 1,257, 1,189 and 1,362 cases of rape registered in the past three years each, while in the other states, the number was about 500.The number of cases charge-sheeted and the conviction rates under rape category in Andhra are also double that of other states. Similarly, sexual harassment cases are also highest in AP.

There were 4,562 cases of sexual harassment in AP last year, the figure was 83 for Karnataka, 537 for Kerala and 638 for Tamil Nadu.The safest place for women, according to NCRB data, is Karnataka, which reported the least number of cases in both categories of rape and sexual