ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Gender-based Crime and Gender Inequality in India

This study, using health, empowerment and labour market metrics, reviews gender inequality and gender-based crimes in India at the subnational level. The findings show that gender-based crime rates have grown while general crime rates have decreased over the years. Further, the distribution of states by the gender inequality index does not follow a pattern. States with low and high GII show similar average rates for gender-based crimes while moderate GII states show the highest average rates for gender-based crimes. The growth rates for gender-based crimes, however, are lowest for low GII states but continue to be the highest for moderate GII states.

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