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Girls are usually trafficked from Guwahati in Assam and Jharkhand in the north and Chennai, Bengaluru and Hyderabad in the south. View more at #FactsPediaIn.

The situation in India is no less grim. As per the 2013 estimates of the U.S. State Department, our country has almost 65 million citizens who are into forced labour.

The ILO claimed the human trafficking industry generates around $150 billion annually.

  • There are an estimated 21 million people forced or coerced into human trafficking worldwide.
  • Women and girls are the most impacted group by far.
  • The human trafficking industry is valued at $31,600,000,000 per year.
  • Globally, almost 80% of the human trafficking is related to sexual exploitation, while the rest is bonded labour. And, India is allegedly the hub of these crimes in Asia.
  • As per data from National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), in 2013, the maximum number of crimes (65.5%) committed in India were related to human trafficking and were registered under the Immoral Traffic Prevention Act 1956.
  • The same year, 31.1% of the crimes were registered under Procuration of Minor Girls (Indian Penal Code Section 366-A).
  • According to government data, every eighth minute, a child goes missing (read. trafficked) in India. The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) reveals almost 40,000 children are kidnapped yearly, out of which 11,000 could never be traced.
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  • Illegal Procuration of Minor Girls for sexual exploitation and/or bonded labour rose drastically by 416% between 2009-13. It was 237 in 2009, while the number increased to 1224 in 2013.
  • The NCRB findings show West Bengal as the hub of human trafficking in India, followed by Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Maharashtra. Delhi is the transit point.
  • In 2011, pan-India, around 35,000 children reportedly went missing; out of whom, almost 11,000 were from West Bengal. In 2013, the number of human trafficking cases registered in India was 669.
  • The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime states in 2012, 528 human trafficking cases were reported from Tamil Nadu.
  • As per the Ministry of Home Affairs data, between 2009-13, 1379 human trafficking cases were reported from Karnataka, 2,244 from Tamil Nadu and 2,157 from Andhra Pradesh.
  • As per a report by the National Human Rights Commission of India, only 10% of human trafficking in India is international; the remaining 90% operates inter-state.

The UN defines human trafficking as “a crime that exploits women, children and men for numerous purposes including forced labour and sex”.
The situation in India is no less grim. As per the 2013 estimates of the U.S. State Department, our country has almost 65 million citizens who are into forced labour.

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