A report by the European Commission stated that the number of identified and presumed victims of human trafficking with the EU in 2010 was 9,528 people.
24 out of the 27 EU member states officially identified 5,535 victims of human trafficking in 2010.
Between 2008 to 2010, the number of victims in the EU is estimated to have increased by 18 percent. During the three year period, 15 percent of all victims were children.
Around 62 percent of all victims were trafficked for sexual services.
Source: “Trafficking in human beings,” 2013 edition, eurostat, European Commission, April 2013, page 9.