Maharashtra topped the list of the state where most number of cases of rape and assault on women have been recorded.
Total No. of Cases of Rape & Assault on Women in India (2014): 1,17,035
1) Maharashtra - 13,827 cases
2) Madhya Pradesh - 13, 323 cases
3) Andhra Pradesh - 13,267 cases
Speaking in Lok Sabha, Union minister of women and child development Maneka Gandhi confirmed the rise is rape and assault cases in the past 1 year. She claimed safety of women is of utmost priority to the NDA Government and necessary measures have been taken to deal the alarming situation.