Labor Trafficking of Migrants in San Diego, California

in Transnational Crime

According to a report by the National Institute of Justice and San Diego State University, up to 38,458 Spanish-speaking migrant workers in San Diego, California are victims of human labor and human trafficking. The number of victims makes up 31 percent of the unauthorized Spanish speaking migrants in San Diego County.

The study reported that the top six industries where human trafficking violations were likely to occur were in agriculture, construction, landscaping, janitorial and cleaning services, food processing and manufacturing.

(Human trafficking prices of victims.)

Source: Sheldon X. Zhang, “Looking for a Hidden Population: Trafficking of Migrant Laborers in San Diego Country,” United States Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, National Institute of Justice, November 2012.

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