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Human Trafficking Data Collection Activities, 2023

Human Trafficking Data Collection Activities, 2023. This report provides comprehensive insights into the state of human trafficking in the United States, covering ongoing and completed efforts to measure and analyze its nationwide incidence.

In fiscal year 2021, there was a notable 49% increase, with 2,027 individuals referred to U.S. attorneys for human trafficking offenses compared to 1,360 in 2011. The report highlights a significant surge in prosecutions, more than doubling from 729 in 2011 to 1,672 in 2021.

Human Trafficking Data Collection Activities, 2023

It details the demographic breakdown of defendants, revealing that 92% were male, and 60% were white. Notably, of the 201 defendants charged with peonage, slavery, forced labor, and sex trafficking, 77% were male, and 58% were black.

The report concludes with a statistic indicating that, as of yearend 2021, 1,657 individuals were serving sentences for human trafficking offenses in state prisons.

Read the full report here.

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