Human Trafficking in Switzerland

Between 2009 and 2011, the Federal Statistics Office in Switzerland lodged 147 cases of human trafficking in the country.

Between 2000 and 2012, a total of 66 people have been convicted by prosecutors of human trafficking in Switzerland.

Most of the victims that end up in the Swiss criminal justice system are believed to have been trafficked from Eastern Europe, such as Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania. In addition, people from Brazil, Thailand and other Asian countries trafficked people into Switzerland.

Source:  Maurício Thuswohl, “Brazilian sex traffickers target Switzerland,” Swiss Info, November 18, 2012.