Issues at a Glance

Human Trafficking

Quick Facts: Reliable and Informative Snapshots of the Focus Issue.

How Widespread Is Human Trafficking?

According to the UNODC “it is very difficult to assess the real size of human trafficking because the crime takes place underground, and is often not identified or misidentified.

“However, a conservative estimate of the crime puts the number of victims at any one time at 2.5 million. We also know that it affects every region of the world and generates tens of billions of dollars in profits for criminals each year.”

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