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Top 5 Indian States With The Most Dangerous Women

September 26, 2016
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Crime is gender neutral. In a country like India where crimes against women are committed every second, and no woman is safe on the streets at night, it is likely that women will always be considered as victims. But reality is far from it.

Last year’s crime report by National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), points out to the fact that the number of women arrested for murder in Maharasthra alone was 579. The state tops in the list of states with highest number of women arrested for crimes.

The top 5 states with the most number of women arrested in 2014 are:

1. Maharashtra

Number of women arrested in 2014: 30,568

The state of Maharashtra, with its fast-growing economy and pacy lifestyle, had the highest number of women criminals in 2014.

2. Uttar Pradesh

Number of women arrested: 17,437

For a state that is infamous for its rowdy men, lack of law and order, and violent crimes, it’s no surprise that the women too resort to violent means.

3. Rajasthan

Number of women arrested: 16, 187

The seemingly-peaceful state has the third highest number of crimes against women too.

4. Gujarat

Number of women arrested: 14,152

The state that has suffered much violence in the past – natural calamities, riots, etc. is a surprise entry on the list.

5. West Bengal

Number of women arrested: 12,181

As per the NCRB report, in 2014 alone, around 1,94,867 women were arrested across India, for crimes ranging from murder, rape, kidnapping to dacoity and robbery, basically every crime that men commit.

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