After a meeting at The Centre in New Delhi, India, there was a strong push to have additional female police officers in their 180 police stations. The initial agenda of the meeting was to discuss the measures that should be taken to prevent crime against women in India after the gang-rape incident that occurred on December 16. Women are comprised of approximately 4% of India’s total police forces and women will feel more secure to turn towards the police if there were women in the force to talk to.
It is truly incredible see how much demand there is for females in law enforcement around the world. The goal for India is to have their female police force increase to 33% of the total police population. The importance for women in law enforcement is crucial, since it will help other females who face abuse and other conflicts feel safer about confessing to law enforcement and helping reduce crime overall.
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