India’s all-female police stations are better at keeping women safe

Female police officers in India are changing the way violence against women is reported.

Opening all-woman police stations (WPS) increased crime reportage by a significant 22% in the world’s most dangerous country for women, according to a June 2018 study. This is because women are more comfortable approaching these stations.

In areas with a WSP, there was a 21.4% rise in the rates of violence committed against women, city-level analysis revealed. At the state-level, too, the results were...

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