Claim: Crimes against women increased in Gujarat by 65% and declined in Tamil Nadu by 29% between 2001 and 2011. Gujarat recorded 479 incidents of communal violence and Tamil Nadu 237 between 2005 and 2013

Who: Tamil Nadu chief minister and All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) party chief J. Jayalalithaa

When: 21 April at an election rally in south Chennai.

Check: She is right in terms of the direction, but the figures are not accurate.

National Crime Records Bureau’s data on crimes against women shows that from 2001 to 2011, it increased by 52% in Gujarat and declined by 31% in Tamil Nadu.

Parliamentary replies by the home ministry show that between 2005 and October 2013, there were 520 incidents of communal violence in Gujarat and 260 in Tamil Nadu.

Sources:

Parliament answers by home ministry (http://164.100.47.234/question/annex/213/Au694.htm ; http://164.100.47.132/Annexture/lsq15/5/au2545.htm ;

http://164.100.47.234/question/annex/213/Au694.htm; http://mha1.nic.in/par2013/par2013-pdfs/ls-070513/6502.pdf)

National Crime Records Bureau’s Crime in India reports (http://ncrb.nic.in/ciiprevious/main.htm)

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