NEW DELHI: Of the 8,132 such cases registered across the country last year, 3,576 were from West Bengal and 1,422 from Rajasthan, government officials said.
West Bengal topped the list of states with the maximum number of human trafficking cases in 2016 followed by Rajasthan as the two accounted for around 61 per cent of such cases in the country.
Rajasthan was followed by Gujarat where 548 such cases were reported last year. Maharashtra reported 517 cases.
Among the Union Territories, Delhi recorded the maximum number of human trafficking cases in 2016. Of the 75 cases registered among the UTs, 66 were registered in Delhi.
However, the national capital data for 2016 showed an improvement compared with the 2015 numbers– when 87 such cases were reported.