Annual Rates of Female Homicide in India
- Female foeticide approximately 1 million
- Female infanticide approximately 25000 in the State of Kerala alone
- Dowry-related murders approximately 25000
- Preadolescent mortality 1 in 6 dies before 15 yrs - Mortality rate 40% higher for girls under 5 than boys the same age (UNICEF)
- Maternal mortality rate - 136,000 (1 woman dies every 5 minutes due to pregnancy-related causes, WHO)
Editor: The WHO maternal mortality rate has been disputed.