Trafficking convictions fall 25% despite rising number of victims in Europe

UN report shows drop in conviction rates over five years, as slavery expert condemns failure to recognise victims of abuse

The number of convictions for trafficking in Europe has fallen by a quarter, despite an increase in the number of victims and a global drive to tackle the abuse.

A report by the UN found that 742 people in Europe were convicted for trafficking offences in 2016, the latest year for which there is available data, compared with 988 in 2011. The number of identified victims increased from 4,248 to 4,429 over the same period.

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Source: The Guardian
Trafficking convictions fall 25% despite rising number of victims in Europe