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Nirbhaya Gangrape a Rarity, Most Rape Cases Haven't Completed Trial

File photo of a candle light vigil during a protest against a rape incident in Delhi (Reuters)

File photo of a candle light vigil during a protest against a rape incident in Delhi (Reuters)

While most cases go unreported; the ones that are, have been caught in the slow judicial process

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday upheld the death sentence for all four convicts in the Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case, which shook the ‘collective conscience’ of the nation. However, the story has not been the same for several other similar cases.

While most cases go unreported; the ones that are, have been caught in the slow judicial process. Here are the numbers on reported cases since 2012 and the convictions -

2012: Charge sheets were submitted in 56.5% of reported rape cases

2012: Trials were completed in 14.6% of the total rape cases

2012: Convictions were carried out in 24.2% of the total completed rape case trials

2015: Charge sheets were submitted in 59.3% of reported rape cases

2015: Trials were completed in 13.6% of the total rape cases

2015: Convictions were carried out in 29.3% of the total completed rape case trials

(Conviction rate of rapists have increased from 1.9% in 2012 to 2.3% in 2015)

2015: 16,118 rape cases pending investigation with police

2015: 118,522 pending rape cases in courts

2012: 14,695 rape cases pending investigation with police

2012: 86,032 pending rape cases in courts

Source: NCRB