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NCJ Number: 224526 Find in a Library
Title: Characteristics of Suspected Human Trafficking Incidents, 2007-08
Series: BJS Special Reports
Author(s): Tracey Kyckelhahn; Allen J. Beck Ph.D.; Thomas H. Cohen Ph.D.
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: January 2009
Page Count: 16
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Document: Agency Summary|PDF|Text
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Type: Statistics
Format: Document - Designates non-commercial publications, such as Government and gray literature reports.
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report presents findings from the Human Trafficking Reporting Systems (HTRS).
Abstract: The HTRS was developed in 2007 to collect data on alleged human trafficking incidents from State and local law enforcement agencies. As of September 30, 2008, it had collected information on incident, suspect, and victim characteristics from 38 human trafficking task forces, funded by the Department of Justice. Incident data include the number of suspects and victims, number of agencies involved in the incident, confirmation of incident as human trafficking, and type of lead agency. Victim data include demographic characteristics such as age, race, gender, and citizenship status. In addition to demographic characteristics, suspect data include available arrest, adjudication, and sentencing information. This report covers incidents reported by task forces from January 1, 2007, to September 30, 2008. Highlights include the following: 1,229 alleged incidents of human trafficking were reported to the task forces from January 1, 2007, to September 30, 2008; most (83 percent) of the reported incidents involved allegations of sex trafficking; labor trafficking accounted for 12 percent of incidents, and other or unknown forms of human trafficking made up 5 percent; information on the number of suspects was available for 475 alleged human trafficking incidents; among these, task forces reported 871 known suspects and arrest data on 216 suspects. 12 tables
Main Term(s): Offense statistics
Index Term(s): Labor laws; Offender profiles; Offender statistics; Prostitution; Prostitution across international borders; Prostitution causes; Trafficking in Persons; Victim profiles; Victimization
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