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There were neither 81,000 Muslim rapists nor were 84,374 rapes reported during 2016 – 2018 in India


A post is being shared on Facebook with a claim that 84,374 rapes were reported in India between 2016-2018 and that 81,000 rapists were Muslims. Let’s try to analyze the authenticity of the claim made in the post.

The archived version of the post can be found here.

Claim: In India, between 2016-2018, 84,374 rapes were committed and 81,000 rapists were muslims.

Fact: National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) has not yet released the 2018 data. Also, NCRB does not categorize the data on the accused or convicted based on religion. Hence, the claim made in the post is FALSE.

National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) releases the year-wise data of crimes that are committed in India. Recently, they released the ‘Crime in India – 2017‘. They haven’t released the 2018 report as yet, but the post talks about the number of rapes in 2018. So, the numbers shown in the post are not true.

Also, NCRB mentions the religion of neither the victim nor the offender in the data it releases for any crimes including rapes.

The number of rapes reported in 2016 and 2017 can be seen here.

To summarize, there is no truth in the information that 84,374 rapes were reported in 2016 – 2018 and 81,000 rapists were Muslims.

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