Human Trafficking Prosecutions in San Diego

in Transnational Crime

The District Attorney’s office in San Diego county prosecuted 35 human trafficking cases in 2013. In those cases, 43 defendants were charged with human trafficking, and 50 victims were identified by police. 9 of the trafficking victims were minors.

The number of human trafficking cases prosecuted by officials in San Diego has increased in recent years. Back in 2009, the District Attorney’s office prosecuted 9 trafficking cases.

(Prices of human trafficking victims when sold.)

Source:  Dana LIttlefield, “DA sees spike in sex-trafficking prosecutions,” UT San Diego, January 10, 2014.

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