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Global Law Enforcement Data

Office To Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons

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The Trafficking Victims Protection 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.

2004 6,885 3,026    
2005 6,178 4,379   40
2006 5,808 3,160   21
2007 5,682 (490) 3,427 (326)   28
2008 5,212 (312) 2,983 (104) 30,961 26
2009 5,606 (432) 4,166 (335) 49,105 33
2010  6,017 (607) 3,619 (237) 33,113   17

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

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