One case of stalking was reported every 55 minutes in India, according to a 2018 NCRB report. And there seems to be little change four years on. The most recent NCRB report reveals that in 2021, there was only a small decrease in the number of stalking cases – from 9,438 in 2018 to 9,285. But these are just the reported numbers. A 2015 study showed that only one in 13 cases of sexual harassment in Delhi and one in nine in Mumbai were reported to the police. This is often the result of societal stigma around reporting such forms of sexual harassment, and standing up against them is seen as “creating unnecessary trouble”.