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Trafficking in Persons to Europe for sexual exploitation

Trafficking in Persons to Europe for sexual exploitation

From "The Globalization of Crime. A Transnational Organized Crime Threat Assessment", Chapter 2: Trafficking in Persons, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, 2010, pages 16

UNODC has produced this first-ever Transnational  Organized Crime Threat Assessment to fill a knowledge gap and pave the way for future world crime reports. This Threat Assessment focuses on trafficking flows, connects the dots between regions, and gives a global overview of illicit markets: it reports about the ways and means international mafias have grown into an international problem.

The chapter “Trafficking in Persons to Europe for sexual exploitation” focuses on human trafficking victims detected in Europe. A greater variety of nationalities has been found among human trafficking victims in West and Central Europe than in any other part of the world, and most of these victims (84%) were trafficked for the purpose of sexual exploitation.