The latest National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB) said that West Bengal had registered 7004 crimes against children in 2016, the 5th highest number in the country. Uttar Pradesh is on the top of the list with 15 per cent followed by Maharashtra (14 pc), Madhya Pradesh (13 pc), Delhi (8 pc) and West Bengal (6 pc). Among the 102 incidents reported to the WBCPCR so far, 45 were rape cases. As many as 223 children suffered molestation. Apart from information given by the police and District Magistrates, the report also includes about 31 cases where WBCPCR had taken cognisance of incidents of sexual abuse of children from media reports. As per the latest National Crime Records Bureau report, about 1,100 cases under the POCSO Act were registered in the State in 2015.
Knowing the cons of sexual abuse on the physiological and psychological states of young children, we are currently conducting rigorous advocacy campaigns to eradicate the shadows of sexual predators from our slowly emerging younger generations.