Confirmed Trafficking Victims in the UK in 2010

2,600 women who were working as prostitutes in the United Kingdom were confirmed as human trafficking victims. Another 9,200 women were considered to be vulnerable to human trafficking but police were unable to fully confirm their status.

Of the estimated 30,000 women working in prostitution in the United Kingdom, 17,000 were found to have been migrants from foreign countries.

Of the 2,600 confirmed human trafficking victims, 2,200 were from Asia with a majority coming from China.

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Source: Michael Holden, “UK says 2,600 women trafficked to brothels,” Reuters, August 18, 2010.