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In etiology of crimes, a logical differentiation can be found between crimes committed by men and women. All around the world, studies about crimes committed by men and women have proved a definite relation between these crimes and gender role of their committers. In this paper, by studying the number, extent and pattern of crimes committed by Iranian women during the last two decades, we will show that although the number of women convicts has quadrupled, the ratio of crimes committed by women to all crimes has remained constant and even dropped a little. Furthermore the pattern of crimes committed by women in Iran is traditional and more focused on moral crimes, sexual crimes, and drugs; this is consistent with findings of theories based on the relation of biological, personal, and social causes with crime commitment.