Over 39,000 Women Missing In Gujarat Reunited With Families: NCRB Report

According to a declaration made by the state administration before the Assembly in 2021, 4,722 women went missing in Ahmedabad and Vadodara in just one year (2019–20).

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According to official figures, almost 40,000 women went missing in Gujarat over a five-year period. The Gujarat police revealed that out of the 41,621 women who went missing, 29,497 women were traced and reunited with their family. The police added that currently more than a thousand women remain missing.

According to data from the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), 7,105 women went missing in 2016, 7,712 in 2017, 9,246 in 2018, and 9,268 in 2019, and 8,290 women went missing in 2020. A total of 41,621 people went missing within five years.

Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order), Narsimha Komar, said that the report published by NCRB showed that 94.90 percent of the women had been found.

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A comparison of the numbers that have grown each year between 2016–17 and 2017–18 reveals that whereas the former had a rise of 14,361 missing women, the latter saw a leap of 35,239 missing women, more than double the previous increase.

And these are incidents that have been reported by the missing women's relatives, with more explanation provided by state police authorities.

The missing individuals are divided into three gender/sex groups in the table: male, female, and transgender persons. Women have undoubtedly been in the forefront when it comes to the Missing Persons Report. Additionally, the data shows that the number of missing women climbed from 2016 to 2018, which further suggests that the socio-political climate today has only been more unstable and contributed to such perilous situations.


Former IPS officer and current member of the Gujarat State Human Rights Commission, Sudhir Sinha stated that she encountered multiple cases where young girls and women were abducted and transported to another state. The women were then often pushing into sex work.

Sinha added, "The issue with the police system is that missing person situations are not given significant consideration. "

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