The orange line graph depicts the population gender ratio over the course of the past century. As seen in the chart, the overall ratio declined for the most part of the last century. India hit a low point in 1991 before encouragingly rebounding over the past 20 years. However, these conditions do not accurately represent the problem of female infanticide. As seen in the child gender ratio (the blue line), there continues to be far fewer girls aged 0-6 years old compared to boys. This statistic has, in fact, a downward trend since 1991, when this information was first recorded, obviously showing that much more work must be done to reach the benchmark of a thousand women for every thousand men.