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Office To Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons
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The Trafficking Victims Reauthorization Act (TVPRA) of 2003 added to the original law a new requirement that foreign governments provide the Department of State with data on trafficking investigations, prosecutions, convictions, and sentences in order to be considered in full compliance with the TVPA’s minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking (Tier 1). The 2004 TIP Report collected this data for the first time. The 2007 TIP Report data showed for the first time a breakout of the number of total prosecutions and convictions that related to labor trafficking, placed in parentheses.

YEAR
PROSECUTIONS
CONVICTIONS
NEW OR AMENDED LEGISLATION
20037,9922,81524
20046,8853,02539
20056,1784,37940
20065,8083,16021
20075,682 (490)3,427 (326)28
20085,212 (312)2,983 (104)26

The numbers in parentheses are those of labor trafficking prosecutions and convictions.



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