Human Trafficking Rescues in Argentina

In the first 7 months of 2012, criminal justice programs in Argentina rescued 712 human trafficking victims in over 300 raids across the country.85 percent of the victims were under the age of 18, and nearly 370 were originally from a foreign country.

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime estimates that up to 500,000 women are involved in human trafficking activities in Argentina.

Source:  Victoria Rossi, “Argentina Rescues 700 from Human Traffickers in 7 Months ,” InSight, August 21, 2012.