Rapes in India are “rarer” against white women, not because they are safer but because they are more likely to fight back. Nearly every woman travelling has a story about sexual harassment or a “hairy moment”. (TW – Video contains a story about rape)
Some of them however have a story to tell where they weren’t so lucky. Many travellers have told me about the apathy of the police or their attitudes.
The attitude to women in India by the majority is not healthy. Stories like this are the norm.