Child Trafficking in Indonesia

in Transnational Crime

In 2011, the National Task Force Against Human Trafficking in Indonesia officially recorded 435 children who were trafficked in the country.

Non-governmental organizations estimate that between 40,000 to 70,000 children in Indonesia are involved in pornography, prostitution or trafficking within the country.

In 2012, of the 129 children officially reported missing in the country, 27 are believed to have been kidnapped after meeting their abductors on Facebook.

(Human traffickers and the profits they make.)

Source:  Associated Press, “Facebook used to kidnap, traffic Indonesian girls,” Yahoo Finance, October 29, 2012.

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