Human Trafficking Statistics

Human trafficking statistics and information. Facts about human trafficking are collected from various public information sources, such as security agencies, criminal justice programs, research organizations and news stories.

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The Associated Press reported that the United States Justice Department investigates about 60 cases of human trafficking every year.

Source: AP, “5 charged with smuggling 30 Ukrainians into US,” Google News, June 30, 2010.

There are an estimated 140,000 human trafficking victims in Europe.

The activities of these victims generates $3 Billion in revenue per year for the traffickers, according to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.

 

Human trafficking victims have been reported in 137 countries around the world, with the victims originating from 127 countries.

  Source: UNODC, “The Globalization of Crime,” Chapter 2: Trafficking in Persons, June 2010.

The United Kingdom Government estimated that there were 5,000 human trafficking victims in the country in 2010.

Source: Robert Booth, “UK breaking European convention against trafficking, report finds,” Guardian, June 16, 2010.

According to data in the United States Trafficking in Persons Report, victims of human trafficking in Spain make up to 90 percent of all women working as prostitutes in the country.

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Source: US Department of State, “Country Narratives: Spain,” Trafficking in Persons Report 2010, June 2010.

An estimated 40,000 North Koreans are working in Russia under forced labor conditions as the result of human trafficking, according to the United States Department of State.

The men and women are primarily working in the logging industry.

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Source: US Department of State, “Country Narratives: Russia,” Trafficking in Persons Report 2010, June 2010.

Police in Japan are identifying less human trafficking victims over the past five years.

Below is the number of human trafficking victims found within the calender year.

2009: 17 victims.

2008: 36 victims.

2007: 43 victims.

2006: 58 victims.

2005: 116 victims.

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Source: US Department of State, “Country Narratives: Japan,” Trafficking in Persons Report 2010, June 2010.

Security and intelligence officials estimate that up to 3 million people from India fall victim to human trafficking crimes around the world.

The number of victims consists of 43 percent of all expatriates from India, according to United States 2010 Trafficking Report.

Within the country, 90 percent of the trafficking activities consists of Indian citizens.

Source: US Department of State, “Country Narrative: Indonesia,” Trafficking in Persons Report 2010, June 2010.

According to figures calculated by the United States Department of State, there were 4,166 convictions for human trafficking around the world based on 5,606 prosecution cases.

Source: US Department of State, Global Law Enforcement Data,” Trafficking in Persons Report 2010, June 2010.

According to the US State Department 2010 Trafficking in Persons Report, men in Cambodia pay up to $4,000 to have sex with virgins.

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Source: US Department of State, “Country Narative: Cambodia,” Trafficking in Persons Report 2010, June 2010.