Saturday, March 30, 2013

Delhi Rapes Surge 'Shows New Confidence In Cops'

A surge in reported sex attacks in New Delhi has been put down to women feeling more confident that their allegations will be taken seriously in the wake of the widely-publicised gang rape of a student on a bus.

Between January 1 and March 24 this year, the number of reported rapes in the Indian capital rose by 148% to 359.

During the same period, the number of alleged sex assaults rose by 590%, to 794.