Human Trafficking Investigations in Moldova in 2010

in Transnational Crime

The number of official human trafficking investigations in Moldova conducted by the government was 140 in 2010, down from the 245 in 2007. Non-governmental organizations and the United States Department of State claim that the figure is extremely low.

There were 47 convicted sex traffickers in Moldova in 2010, with 16 receiving suspended sentences or fines and did not serve any time in jail.

Source: Grigore Brinza, “The Changing Face of Trafficking in Moldova,” Transitions Online, October 6, 2011.

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