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Global Law Enforcement Data


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 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
VICTIMS IDENTIFIEDNEW OR AMENDED LEGISLATION
20046,8853,026 39
20056,5934,766 41
20065,8083,160 21
20075,655 (490)3,427 (326) 28
20085,212 (312)2,983(104)30,96126
20095,606 (432)4,166 (335)49,10533
The numbers in parentheses are those of labor trafficking prosecutions and convictions.

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