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Over 250 women and children missing in Goa every year


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Goa is considered to be one of the safest states for people to live in and also one of the safest tourist destinations for women. Yet year-on-year over 250 women and children are reported missing in the state. 

A look at the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data reveals throws up shocking statistics. 

743 women were missing in Goa between 2016 to 2018. Between 2017 and 2018, 92 children were reported missing in the state. 


In 2016, missing women reported was 235. In 2017, missing women reported was 274. And in 2018, missing women reported cases were 234.

From a marginal drop in 2018 to 234 from 274 in 2017 on missing women cases reported, 2019 witnessed a sharp rise of 27 percent in reported cases with NCRD data reporting 297 cases of missing women reported in Goa.


Missing children cases rose to 31 percent from 2018. In 2019, NCRB reports reveal that 62 cases of missing children were reported while in the year 37 missing children were recovered and traced.

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