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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. 

Year Prosecutions Convictions Victims
Identified
New or Amended
Legislation

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

2011

7,206 (508)

4,239 (320)

41,210

15

2012

7,705 (1,153)

4,746 (518)

46,570

21

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



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