Surge in human trafficking; average 63 victims rescued a day in 2016
West Bengal topped the list in reported cases of human trafficking at 3,579, accounting for 44 per cent of total cases in the country
By: PTI | New Delhi | Published: December 3, 2017 2:29 pm
Of the total 15,379 victims in these cases, 9,034 (58 per cent) were below the age of 18 years, according to the latest NCRB statistics on crime released for 2016 (Representational)
More than 8,000 cases of human trafficking were reported in India in 2016, while 23,000 victims, including 182 foreigners, were rescued during the year, according to National Crime Records Bureau data. Last year, a total of 8,132 cases were reported from across the country compared to the 6,877 cases in 2015.
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