Highest crime against women in Bengal, Andhra

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West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh have earned the dubious distinction of leading a list of states where crime against women in 2011 was highest.
With 7.5 per cent share of the country's population, West Bengal accounted for nearly 12.7 per cent of total crime against women by reporting 29,133 cases.

The National Crime Records Bureau figures show that Andhra Pradesh, accounting for nearly 7 per cent of the country's population, recorded 12.4 per cent of total crime against women with 28,246 cases.

Madhya Pradesh reported the highest number of rape cases (3,406) accounting for 14.1 per cent of total such cases reported in the country.
Rape cases have been further categorised as incest rape and other.

Incest rape cases have decreased by 7.3 per cent from 288 cases in 2010 to 267 cases in 2011 as compared to 9.2 per cent increase in overall rape cases.

Maharashtra (44 cases) has accounted for the highest (15.3 per cent) incest rape cases.

National capital Delhi has reported 17.6 per cent of rape cases, 31.8 per cent of kidnapping and abduction cases, 14.0 per cent of dowry deaths and 10.1 per cent of molestation cases among 53 mega cities, the NCRB report said.

Among 53 cities, Delhi (4,489 cases) has accounted for 13.3 per cent of total crime against women followed by Bangalore (1,890 cases ; 5.6 per cent), Hyderabad (1,860 cases ; 5.5 per cent) and Vijayawada.

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