Pune: The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) 2019 ‘Crime in India’ reported some shocking facts and figures about the vulnerability of the women in India.
Around 105 women go missing every day from Maharashtra and 17 women are forced into flesh trade every week, according to NCRB.
Maharashtra recorded the highest cases of human trafficking and missing women followed by Madhya Pradesh and West Bengal.
Out of the 989 victims of human trafficking, around 88% of them were women and 6% were children.
Most of them were trafficked for bonded labour, organ trafficking, forced marriages, drug peddling and sexual exploitation, reported Times of India.
Over 95% of victims from Maharashtra were trafficked for sexual exploitation through the flesh trade, missing women increased by 13% in 2019 as compared to 2018.
Until 2018, Maharashtra was not even in the top 10 list of missing children. The state is now at the fourth spot for missing children with 4,562 cases among which 55% were girls.
Not only metro cities, the state also has several small and medium-sized red light areas.
The state stands at the 2nd spot in abduction cases in 2019 after Uttar Pradesh.