BANGALORE: Crimes against women are on the rise. A survey by a trade body reveals that 48 per cent of women working in night shifts in Bangalore feel unsafe.The report serves as a grim reminder of the 2005 rape and murder of a BPO employee by a cab driver in the city. The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry (ASSOCHAM) Social Development Foundation, in its report, stated that nearly 73 pc of working women feel insecure during night shifts in all major hubs of economic activities across the country, especially in key segments like BPO/ITeS, media, hospitality, nursing homes and civil aviation.It claimed that the assessment was based on the feedback from stakeholders and reveals that 49 pc females working with small scale firms are concerned with regard to their outside movements and nearly 28 pc in the medium sector are apprehensive about their safety, particularly after dark. A similar concern is expressed by 23 pc working women in large scale establishments.In sector specific cases, BPOs, ITeS, hospitality sector and media, women employees are the most vulnerable and prone to both physical and non-physical attacks, especially after their duty hours. There has been a huge attrition rate among females in these sectors, saidD S Rawat, secretary general of the trade body.In nursing homes, including hospitals, 53 pc women suffer from a sense of insecurity. This percentage in leather and garment industry is 35 pc and 22 pc respectively, the report said.