Human Trafficking in Norway in 2013

Criminal justice programs in Norway identified 349 people who were classified as victims of human trafficking activities in 2012. The number of victims in Norway was the highest number since the survey began collecting statistics in 2007.

255 of the victims were women, 70 were children, and 24 were men.

Most of the victims were trafficked for the purpose of prostitution, with 239 victims of sexual exploitation.

The victims were from 50 nationalities, but 163 originated from Nigeria, and 46 were trafficked from Romania.

Between the years 2003 to June 2013, prosecutors in Norway obtained 28 convictions for human trafficking crimes.

(Additional human trafficking statistics.)

Source:  “Number of Human Trafficking Victims Increases,” Nordic Page, July 23, 2013.