FIRs Registered Only in Quarter of All Sexual Harassment Cases, Reveals Survey

New Delhi: A large number of criminals involved in sexual harassment, assault, criminal intimidation, burglaries and theft get away scot-free in metropolitan cities like Delhi and Mumbai, as more than half the victims do not report the crimes to the police. Even in instances where victims go to the police, first information reports (FIRs) are registered for only half of these complaints. The low reporting numbers can be attributed to either the victims not wanting to get involved in police and court matters, or believing there is insufficient evidence to move forward, or that the police may not entertain their complaint or that the authorities may not be able to do anything about it. Full Article

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