United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrested 172 people for human trafficking in the New York Metropolitan region in 2011. The number of arrests were higher than the 75 human trafficking arrests reported in 2010.
The New York Police Department arrested 50 people in 2011 for breaking a state human trafficking law, an increase from the 19 arrests in 2010. Most of the NYPD arrests involve U.S. citizens who are primarily underage girls.
Source: Erica Pearson, “ICE agent cites ‘disturbing and subhuman’ methods used to trick young women into sex slavery,” New York Daily News, February 12, 2012.