New Delhi: Close to 3,450 children who went missing in Delhi in the past over three years are yet to be traced and girls accounted for 55 per cent of them.
The capital witnessed the missing of 17,252 children, including 8,724 girls, between January 2010 and April 15 this year out of whom 13,863 were traced. Of them, 6,941 were girls.
According to Delhi Police statistics, police are yet to trace 3,439 children and girls account for 1,893 while the number of boys are 229.
Till April 15 this year, 1,766 children, including 1,020 girls, went missing in the capital but police have failed to trace as many as 609 minors, including 380 girls.
A total of 1,157 children were rescued, out of whom 640 were girls.
Last year, a total of 5,284 children, including 2,682 girls, went missing from the capital out of whom 4,108 were traced. However, among the 1,176 who were yet to be traced, 667 were girls.