When dealing with cases of crimes against women, the case disposal rate of the police remained poor in 2018 and that of the courts worsened (refer to Data | Was India safer for women in 2018). When the same parameters were used to compare States, Maharashtra underperformed on both, while Mizoram topped the charts. Among the big States, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh performed well on both parameters.
Case disposal rate of the police
In 12 States, both the chargesheeting rate (chargesheets filed / new cases filed in that year as well as those carried-over from previous years) and pendency rate (cases pending investigation at the end of the year / total cases) were poor. The bigger and darker the circle, the higher the number of cases pending investigation at the end of 2018
Chargesheeting rate x pendency rate of police investigation
Case disposal rate of the courts
In 6 States, both the conviction rate (Cases where convictions took place /new cases completed that year as well as those carriedover) and pendency rate (cases pending court trial at the end of the year / total cases) were poor. The bigger and darker the circle, the higher the number of cases pending in courts at the end of 2018.
Conviction rate x pendency rate of courts
The best and the worst
The performance of Mizoram, M.P. & Chhattisgarh was better than the national average in both graphs. Among large States, Maharashtra fared poorly in both graphs. This is worrying as more cases are piling up.