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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of: Women and Child Development

RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 480
TO BE ANSWERED ON 23.07.2015

Missing children in India

480. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR 

Will the Minister of WOMEN AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT be pleased to state:-

(a) whether National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB) data has shown that an average of one lakh children go missing in India every year;
(b) the details of number of missing children in India in the last five years, year- wise; and 
(c) the number of cases in which the children have remained untraced?

ANSWER
MINISTER OF WOMEN AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT 
(SHRIMATI MANEKA SANJAY GANDHI)

(a) to (c): As per the data provided by National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB), on an average less than one lakh children went missing every year. The details of number of missing children and the number of cases in which the children have remained untraced for the period 2011-2014 and upto April, 2015 is as under:

SL. NO.

Year

Number of missing children

Number of untraced children

1

2011

90654

34406

2

2012

65038

26896

3

2013

77721

41089

4

2014

73549

31711

5

2015 (upto April)

15988

6921