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Oct. 16, 2019, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: Ecuador
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"Authorities identified 167 victims and assisted 152 (compared with 56 assisted in 2017 and 75 in 2016). NGOs identified and assisted an additional 89 potential child trafficking victims (compared to 70 in 2017). It was unclear how many government- and NGO identified cases involved trafficking as defined in international law given the overlapping trafficking-related criminal offenses" (187).
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: Chile
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"The government’s interagency task force on trafficking (MITP) identified 41 trafficking victims (30 women and 11 men; 33 for labor trafficking and eight for sex trafficking), compared with 21 victims in 2017, 23 in 2016, and 65 in 2015" (147).
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"Police and other government institutions, in cooperation with NGOs, identified and assisted 339 foreign victims in 2018, compared to 327 victims in 2017" (86).
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"Police reported identifying or receiving foreign governments’ referrals for 312 trafficking victims in 2018, including 31 children (an increase from 289 in 2017); however, more than 150 of these cases involved forced marriage, and authorities did not report whether these included corollary forced labor or sex trafficking indicators. The exact number of domestic victims identified by Burmese authorities was unknown, but police reported assisting victims in 29 cases of trafficking within the country (44 cases in 2017). Authorities estimated internal trafficking constituted 18 percent of all cases identified during the year; civil society groups believed this figure to be much higher" (126). "One academic study found that 2,800 out of...more
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: Panama
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"The government identified 46 potential trafficking victims—40 sex trafficking and six labor trafficking—compared to 59 trafficking victims (57 sex trafficking victims and two forced labor victims) in 2017 and 84 suspected adult sex trafficking victims in 2016" (379).
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"Several government agencies at various levels provided data on victim identification, totaling 98 victims in 2018, compared with 116 in 2017. In 2018, three of the 27 NETPs reported identifying 30 victims and assisting nine (22 of 'labor exploitation for prostitution,' three for 'sexual exploitation,' two for forced labor, one for 'criminal activity,' and two unspecified). Two other NETPs reported identifying four victims of sex trafficking and 64 victims of 'trabalho escravo', compared with 10 sex trafficking victims and 101 trabalho escravo victims identified and assisted across seven states during the first half of 2017" (116).
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"The government reported the identification of 19 trafficking victims in 2018. According to law enforcement statistics, of these 19 identified victims, 16 were Russian and three were from unspecified Central Asian countries; five were female sex trafficking victims, one female and three males were victims of forced labor, and 10 were children, although many of these were baby-selling cases. An NGO assisted approximately 193 victims in 2018, but it estimated the number of victims to number in the thousands" (402).
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: Germany
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"In 2017, the most recent year for which comprehensive statistics were available, state government authorities, who are responsible for protection efforts, identified 669 trafficking victims, an increase from 536 in 2016. Of these, 489 were victims of sex trafficking (488 in 2016) and 180 of labor trafficking (48 in 2016)" (215).
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: Comoros
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"The government did not identify any trafficking victims during the reporting period and has not identified a victim since 2013" (156).
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: France
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"The government identified 950 potential trafficking victims, compared with 894 in 2017 and 1,118 in 2016" (206).
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: Thailand
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"The government identified 631 victims in 2018 (455 in 2017), 401 of whom the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security (MSDHS) reported assisting in government shelters (360 in 2017). Those identified and assisted by MSDHS included 152 Thai and 249 foreign victims, 186 victims of sex trafficking and 66 of labor trafficking; it was unclear what form of exploitation the remaining 149 victims faced. Authorities assisted in repatriating 201 foreign victims exploited in Thailand (111 in 2017) and facilitated the return of 103 Thais exploited abroad (45 in 2017) by providing funding for travel expenses, legal assistance, job placement, and other reintegration services" (462).
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"Authorities did not systematically track the total number of victims identified, but NPWC reported identifying 546 victims connected to the 313 trafficking investigations, an increase from 368 victims identified the previous fiscal year. Of NPWC’s 546 identified victims, suspected traffickers subjected 106 victims to sex trafficking and 209 to labor trafficking; reports did not specify the type of trafficking for the other 231 victims. The 546 victims included 180 victims younger than age 18 and 119 males identified in three cases—a significant increase from the past year, when officials identified only four male victims. NPWC did not disaggregate domestic versus transnational trafficking. From April to December 2018, CIB identified an...more
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"In conjunction with NGOs, authorities reported identifying and referring to care at least 400 trafficking victims (adults and children) during the reporting period, of which the majority were subjected to forced labor" (280)
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: Mauritius
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"In 2018, the government identified 11 trafficking victims, including nine adult labor trafficking victims and two sex trafficking victims; this compared to five victims identified in 2017" (330).
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: Madagascar
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"The government reportedly identified 85 victims and 64 potential victims who officials identified prior to their departure to Kuwait, China, and Saudi Arabia where officials determined they would be vulnerable to trafficking; this compared to 86 identified in the previous reporting period. In addition, the government facilitated the repatriations of 177 trafficking victims back to Madagascar, including funding the repatriations of 46 adult women from Kuwait—an increase compared to 12 repatriated victims in the previous year. The government reportedly provided various forms of assistance to at least 221 trafficking victims, an increase compared to 57 assisted last reporting period" (311).
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"The government reported identifying 348 potential victims of trafficking (252 children) compared to 579 potential victims identified during the previous year. Of the 348, the GPS identified 285 potential victims compared to 339 potential victims in 2017; 242 were potential victims of labor trafficking, all of whom were Ghanaian and nearly all of whom (231) were children, mostly (190) boys. The GIS identified 55 potential trafficking victims compared with 215 in 2017; 39 were potential victims of labor trafficking; almost half were adult Ghanaian women; 14 were males, and 14 were from Niger and Benin. In their sex trafficking cases, GPS and GIS identified 49 female potential victims, 22 of...more
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: Romania
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"Public officials and NGOs identified 497 victims in 2018, the lowest number of identified victims in more than a decade and a decline from 662 in 2017 and 757 in 2016; these statistics included victims from ongoing investigations and prosecutions initiated in previous years. Of these victims, 73 percent were female and 67 percent were victims of sex trafficking. As in past years, fewer than half of identified victims received assistance. In 2018, 48 percent (236) of identified victims received assistance provided by public institutions, public-private partnerships, and NGOs (46 percent in 2017, 41 percent in 2016)" (400).
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"From July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018, DOJ grantees providing victim services reported 8,913 open trafficking client cases, including 4,739 new clients, an increase from 8,003 open client cases and 4,349 new clients reported the previous year and a respective 5,655 and 3,195 the year before that. DOJ’s grantees reported that 72 percent of clients served during the reporting period were U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents and 28 percent were foreign nationals. Grantees reported that 66 percent of clients served were victims of sex trafficking, 20 percent were victims of labor trafficking, five percent were identified as victims of both sex and labor trafficking, and the form of...more
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"In 2018, cantonal authorities identified 170 victims (228 in 2017), 106 of whom were victims of “forced prostitution” (120 in 2017). The federal government continued to lack standard procedures across cantons for victim protection and victim identification" (449).
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"However, the government did not report complete data on the number of victims these ministries identified and referred during the reporting period. Police reported identifying 1,600 suspected victims in 2018—including 287 children and 1,313 adults—compared with 1,229 suspected victims identified in 2017. The public ministry reported 882 suspected victims in 2018; of these, 738 were female and 144 were male, and at least 374 were children. It was unclear to what extent police and prosecutors’ statistics overlapped. Authorities identified 235 foreign victims, an increase from 59 in 2017; almost all were female and approximately half, 102, were Venezuelan. Police and prosecutors identified 96 suspected trafficking victims in La Pampa during...more
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"NAPTIP identified 126 forced labor victims and 1,028 potential victims. This was a decrease compared to 188 forced labor victims and 1,121 potential trafficking victims identified in the previous reporting period" (363).
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: Denmark
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"Authorities identified 97 trafficking victims in 2018, compared with 98 in 2017. Of these victims, 61 were male, 35 were female, and one identified as transgender. Ten of the identified victims were minors (three in 2017). There were no Danish victims identified, compared with one in 2017" (180).
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"While comprehensive unduplicated data was not available, the government reported identifying 2,953 potential victims of trafficking through law enforcement activities, compared to 1,839 potential victims in 2017. The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) reported serving 2,318 possible trafficking victims, at least 1,269 of whom were female, compared with 1,659 victims in 2017. While compilation of services data for victims of different types of trafficking remained a challenge, DSWD reported assisting 672 victims of sex trafficking, 425 victims of labor trafficking, and 159 victims of illegal recruitment, compared with 516 victims of sex trafficking, 646 victims of labor trafficking, and 298 victims of illegal recruitment the prior year" (389).more
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: Finland
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"The assistance system admitted 163 potential trafficking victims in 2018, of which 10 were children; most were exploited prior to their arrival in Finland. Comparably, the assistance system admitted 127 victims in 2017 (14 were children), most of whom were sex trafficking victims exploited in a foreign country; Nigerian women continued to account for the majority of sex trafficking victims (...) Authorities noted a growing number of sex trafficking victims exploited within Finland. Authorities registered 18 such victims in 2018 (eight in 2017); however, observers reported there were more victims who went unregistered, misrepresenting the real scale" (205).
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"In 2018, the anti-trafficking unit identified 40 trafficking victims, including 24 male and 16 female victims, which was a significant decrease from the 75 victims the government identified in 2017" (274)-
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"In 2018, authorities reported identifying 114 possible victims (96 in 2017 and 68 in 2016). Of these, 67 were possible victims of sex trafficking, 17 in forced labor, four in forced begging, eight in servile marriage, and 13 were unknown. The Colombian Family Welfare Institute (ICBF) identified 24 children exploited in trafficking in 2018 (7 on 2017 and 46 in 2016). Authorities reported following a national trafficking victim assistance plan to refer the 114 identified victims to services; however, NGOs and some local officials asserted government-funded victim assistance was cursory and insufficient" (153).
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"The government identified 66 potential trafficking victims in 14 cases, an increase from 46 potential victims identified the previous reporting period and 23 in 2016. Among the 66 potential trafficking victims, authorities reported 56 males and 10 females, including three girls" (441).
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"In 2018, the government identified 1,305 potential victims and confirmed 97 victims, a significant decrease compared to 2,224 potential and 721 confirmed victims in 2017, and 3,411 potential and 1,558 confirmed victims in 2016. Of the 97 confirmed victims in 2018, 63 were women, approximately the same number of women victims confirmed in 2018; however, there was a marked decrease in the number of confirmed male and child victims in 2018 (34) compared with 2017 (659)" (316).
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: Mongolia
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"Neither the government nor the GEC identified any foreign victims during the reporting period" (340).
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"The government reported identifying at least 214 victims in 2018, as compared with 276 in 2017. Of the 214 trafficking victims, 27 children and 149 adults were victims of forced labor, and 18 children and 15 adults were victims of sex trafficking. The government also identified five adults who were victims of both sex trafficking and forced labor. Of the identified victims, 182 were transnational and 32 were internal; most of the internal victims were children" (481).