In 2014, rape cases rose by 49 percent compared to 2013, while molestation went up by 39 percent, said Nitai Mehta, founder and managing trustee of Praja Foundation, quoting its survey.
In a span of four years from 2010-11 to 2014-15, rape cases jumped by 290 percent and molestation cases were up by 247 percent, Mehta said.
Another matter of concern is the poor conviction rate in rape cases , he said adding "there were only 27 percent convictions in 2014, compared to 57 per cent in UK last year".
The NGO conducted a household survey among 22,850 citizens across the city, in which 51 percent of the respondents from South Mumbai were of the opinion that they face the maximum crimes.

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