There were 337,922 crimes against women reported in India in 2014. That’s over 900 crimes a day, or around one every two minutes.
The country’s government hopes to battle this problem with technology. Officials announced on Monday that all mobile phones sold in the country from January 2017 will need to be kitted out with a panic button feature, Reuters reports.
The function will be activated on smartphones by pressing the power button three times. For feature phones, still popular in the country, the user will need to hold either the 5 or 9 key. Starting January of 2018, all phones will be required to house a GPS system as well.