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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.


YEAR

PROSECUTIONS

CONVICTIONS

VICTIMS IDENTIFIED

NEW OR AMENDED LEGISLATION

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

7,909 (456)

3,969 (278)

42,291 (15,205)

15

2012

7,705 (1,153)

4,746 (518)

46,570 (17,368)

21

2013

9,460 (1,199)

5,776 (470)

44,758 (10,603)

58

The above statistics are estimates only, given the lack of uniformity in national reporting structures. The numbers in parentheses are those of labor trafficking prosecutions, convictions, and victims identified.



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