Global Law Enforcement Data

Office To Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons
Report

GLOBAL LAW ENFORCEMENT DATA

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 fully meet 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

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

2014

10,051 (418)

4,443 (216)

44,462 (11,438)

20

2015

18,930 (857)

6,609 (456)

77,823 (14,262)

30

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. The number of victims identified includes information from foreign governments and other sources. Prosecution and victim identification data reported this year are higher than in previous years, in large part due to increased information sharing and better data quality from several governments


Africa
 

YEAR

PROSECUTIONS

CONVICTIONS

VICTIMS
IDENTIFIED

NEW OR AMENDED
LEGISLATION

2009

325 (47)

117 (30)

10,861

8

2010

272 (168)

163 (113)

9,626

5

2011

340 (45)

217 (113)

8,900 (5,098)

2

2012

493 (273)

252 (177)

10,043 (6,544)

4

2013

572 (245)

341 (192)

10,096 (2,250)

7

2014

811 (49)

317 (33)

9,523 (1,308)

4

2015

1,517 (53)

719 (8)

12,125 (3,531)

6

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. The number of victims identified includes information from foreign governments and other sources.

East Asia & Pacific
 

YEAR

PROSECUTIONS

CONVICTIONS

VICTIMS
IDENTIFIED

NEW OR AMENDED
LEGISLATIO
N

2009

357 (113)

256 (72)

5,238

3

2010

427 (53)

177 (9)

2,597

0

2011

2,127 (55)

978 (55)

8,454 (3,140)

4

2012

1,682 (115)

1,251 (103)

8,521 (1,804)

4

2013

2,460 (188)

1,271 (39)

7,886 (1,077)

3

2014

1,938 (88)

969 (16)

6,349 (1,084)

3

2015

3,281 (193)

1,730 (130)

13,990 (3,533)

10

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. The number of victims identified includes information from foreign governments and other sources. Prosecution and victim identification data reported this year are higher than in previous years, in large part due to increased information sharing and better data quality from several governments.

Europe
 

YEAR

PROSECUTIONS

CONVICTIONS

VICTIMS
IDENTIFIED

NEW OR AMENDED
LEGISLATION

2009

2,208 (160)

1,733 (149)

14,650

14

2010

2,803 (47)

1,850 (38)

8,548

4

2011

3,188 (298)

1,601 (81)

10,185 (1,796)

2

2012

3,161 (361)

1,818 (112)

11,905 (2,306)

3

2013

3,223 (275)

2,684 (127)

10,374 (1,863)

35

2014

4,199 (197)

1,585 (69)

11,910 (3,531)

5

2015

4,990 (272)

1,692 (245)

11,112 (3,733)

8

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. The number of victims identified includes information from foreign governments and other sources.

Near East
 

YEAR

PROSECUTIONS

CONVICTIONS

VICTIMS
IDENTIFIED

NEW OR AMENDED
LEGISLATION

2009

80 (9)

57 (8)

1,011

6

2010

323 (63)

68 (10)

1,304

1

2011

209 (17)

60 (5)

1,831 (1,132)

2

2012

249 (29)

149 (15)

4,047 (1,063)

1

2013

119 (25)

60 (4)

1,460 (172)

4

2014

320 (5)

144 (25)

3,388 (2,460)

0

2015

480 (31)

343 (31)

6,068 (156)

0

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. The number of victims identified includes information from foreign governments and other sources. Prosecution and victim identification data reported this year are higher than in previous years, in large part due to increased information sharing and better data quality from several governments.

South and Central Asia
 

YEAR

PROSECUTIONS

CONVICTIONS

VICTIMS
IDENTIFIED

NEW OR AMENDED
LEGISLATION

2009

1,989 (56)

1,450 (10)

8,325

1

2010

1,460 (196)

1,068 (11)

4,357

1

2011

974 (24)

829 (11)

3,907 (1,089)

2

2012

1,043 (6)

874 (4)

4,415 (2,150)

1

2013

1,904 (259)

974 (58)

7,124 (1,290)

5

2014

1,839 (12)

958 (10)

4,878 (1,041)

3

2015

6,915 (225)

1,462 (16)

24,867 (1,191)

0

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. The number of victims identified includes information from foreign governments and other sources. Prosecution and victim identification data reported this year are higher than in previous years, in large part due to increased information sharing and better data quality from several governments.

Western Hemisphere
 

YEAR

PROSECUTIONS

CONVICTIONS

VICTIMS
IDENTIFIED

NEW OR AMENDED
LEGISLATION

2009

647 (47)

553 (66)

9,020

1

2010

732 (80)

293 (65)

6,681

6

2011

624 (17)

279 (14)

9,014 (2,490)

3

2012

1,077 (369)

402 (107)

7,639 (3,501)

8

2013

1,182 (207)

446 (50)

7,818 (3,951)

4

2014

944 (67)

470 (63)

8,414 (2,014)

5

2015

1,747 (83)

663 (26)

9,661 (2,118)

6

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. The number of victims identified includes information from foreign governments and other sources.