Number of People Trafficked Into Ireland in 2012

Criminal justice officials in Ireland reported that 45 people were identified in 2012 as being trafficked into the country.

31 of the human trafficking victims were women. 23 of the victims were children.

Out of the total number of victims, 39 were trafficked for sexual exploitation,  with the remaining six victims trafficked for labor purposes.

In 20111, authorities identified 57 human trafficking victims in Ireland. From 2010 to 2012, there were over 200 victims identified.

Source: “45 people, including 23 children, were trafficked into Ireland last year,” Journal.ie, September 27, 2013.