VIOLENCE AGAINST

WOMEN
A FIVE-YEAR STUDY OF REPORTED CASES
Analyzed through Madadgaar National Helpline
Database

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REPORTED CASES OF
WOMEN ABUSE IN PAKISTAN

A Five Year Study (2008-2012)
Analyzed through Madadgaar National
Helpline Database

REPORTED CASES OF
WOMEN ABUSE IN PAKISTAN
Year

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

Number of
Cases

8445

7333

6403

4381

6218

Trend of Reported Cases
9000
8000
7000
6000
5000
4000
3000
2000
1000
0

trend of reported
cases

2008 2009 2010 2011 2012

YEARLY REPORTED CASES
OF WOMEN ABUSE IN
PAKISTAN
2008

2000
1800
1600
1400
1200
1000
800
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400
200
0

2008

2009
1600
1400
1200

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0

2009

2010
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0

2010

2011
1000
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2011

2012
1600
1400
1200

1000
800
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400
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2012

Total Number of Women Abuse
Cases Over 5 Years
Murder

Number
of cases
6196

%
18.9

1129

3.4

1753

5.3

956

3

6475

19.8

Torture

2725

8.3

Karo Kari

885

2.7

4094

12.5

2151

6.6

Kidnapping

3545

10.8

Police Torture

561

1.7

703

2.1

918

2.8

689

2.1

Rape Murder
Rape
Gang Rape

Burnt

Suicide
Hudood Cases

2500

2000

1500

1000

500

0

2008
2009
2010
2011
2012

REPORTED CASES OF
WOMEN ABUSE: Provincial
breakdown
Sindh

Year

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

Number of
Cases

2659

2351

1890

1263

1628

Trend of reported abuse
3000
2500
2000
1500

Trend of
reported abuse

1000
500
0
2008 2009 2010 2011 2012

Punjab
Year

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

Number of
Cases

4953

3652

3112

2116

2727

Trend of reported abuse
6000
5000
4000
3000

Trend of
reported abuse

2000
1000
0
2008 2009 2010 2011 2012

Balochistan
Year

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

Number of
Cases

285

385

498

340

747

Trend of reported abuse
800
700
600
500
400

Trend of
reported abuse

300
200
100
0

2008 2009 2010 2011 2012

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Year

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

Number of
Cases

548

945

903

662

1116

Trend of reported abuse
1200
1000
800
600

Trend of
reported abuse

400
200
0
2008 2009 2010 2011 2012

Provincial Distribution of
Reported Cases of Woman
Abuse (2008-2012)
Percentage

Number %
of cases
Balochista
n
KPK

2255

6.9

4174

12.7

Punjab

16560

50.5

9791

29.9

THANK YOU
Madadgaar National Helpline

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