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Bengal records highest crimes against women

by fwire  Jun 13, 2013 05:45 IST

New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) West Bengal was in news once again for all the wrong reasons with the state recording the maximum number of crimes committed against women in 2012.

According to National Crime Records Bureau, a total of 30,942 cases of crimes against women were registered in the state in 2012 which accounted for 12.67 percent of total crime against women in the country.

West Bengal is followed by Andhra Pradesh with 28,171 incidents of violence against women.

Uttar Pradesh stood third with 23,569 cases of crime against women.