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There is no separate statistics for acid violence cases in India till early 2013 because the Indian criminal Law did not recognize it as a separate offence. With the amendment in Indian Penal Code  in February 2013, incidents of acid attack are now being recorded as a separate offence under section 326A and 326B. The first data available after the amendment relate to the year 2014 when 225 cases were reported from all over India. This indicates a steep rise compared to the previous years - 106 in 2012 and 116 in 2013.

The latest figures indcate that earlier estimates of likely number of cases at 100 to 500 per annum made on the basis of past records & comparison with neighbouring countries where similar socioeconomic conditions prevai, were perhaps nearer the truth. With the ammendments in Indian Penal Code, the reporting / classification of acid violence seems to have gained momentum and the official record for 2014 puts the number of incidents of acid violence all over India at 225 and the numbers for 2015 and 2016 have shown rising trends at 249 and 307 respectively. This validates the earlier estimation of 100 - 500 cases every year. 

TABULATION OF ACID VIOLENCE  VICTIMS IN INDIA
States / UT-s 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 TOTAL
Andhra Pradesh 6 8 6 4 6 14 11 55
Arunachal Pradesh 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Assam 0 0 1 13 0 3 9 26
Bihar 3 3 10 1 4 19 7 47
Chattisgarh 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2
Goa 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 3
Gujarat 4 2 4 5 6 4 14 39
Haryana 4 8 6 6 13 12 17 66
Himachal Pradesh 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 3
Jammu & Kashmir 0 2 3 2 2 2 0 11
Jharkhand 0 0 1 0 3 0 1 5
Karnataka 6 3 2 4 3 2 7 27
Kerala 3 1 2 0 4 10 13 33
Madya Pradesh 1 5 6 11 20 19 7 69
Maharashtra 3 6 3 9 5 8 8 42
Manipur 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Meghalaya 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Mizoram 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nagaland 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Odisha 2 1 2 3 10 8 13 39
Punjab 8 9 4 5 17 7 18 68
Rajasthan 0 0 6 0 6 1 3 16
Sikkim 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2
Tamil Nadu 0 0 1 6 13 10 1 31
Telengana 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2
Tripura 0 0 1 0 4 4 4 13
Uttar Pradesh 5 14 11 18 43 61 61 213
Uttarakhand 0 2 3 0 0 0 2 7
West Bengal 12 13 22 8 41 41 83 220
A & N Islands 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Chandigarh 1 1 0 1 0 0 2 5
D & N Haveli 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Daman & Diu 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Delhi UT 22 28 9 18 20 21 23 141
Lakshadweep 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Puducherry 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
TOTAL 80 106 106 116 225 249 307 1189

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