Women Arrested for Crime

I just came across the news article that In India, Maharashtra tops list of women arrested for crime. As per the NCRB data from 2001-2010 for arrests, the growth rate for arrests of women for murder, attempt to murder and dacoity  is 10.6%, 46.4% and 110.3% and comparable numbers for men are -18.4%, -17.2% and -29.9%.

What are the reasons for this structural change in society? A detailed study on this can be found on my earlier post titled ‘The Fairer Criminals

 

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