Human Trafficking in Spain

Police in Spain estimate that there are 12,000 human trafficking victims in the country who are forced to work as prostitutes.

The income that traffickers make from prostituting these victims is reported to be $6 Million a day, or $2.1 Billion a year.

Most of the women are trafficked from Brazil, China, Nigeria, Paraguay and Romania.

Across Europe, there were an estimated 23,632 people who were trafficked between 2008 and 2010, according to the European Commission. Spain had the highest number of victims after Italy.

Source:  Ines Benitez, “Spain grapples with human trafficking,” Al Jazeera, December 26, 2013.