According to the Office of Rescue and Support of Victims of Trafficking, 4,602 victims of human trafficking were rescued by the criminal justice system in Argentina between 2008 and April 2013.
1,568 victims were rescued in 2012, with 48 percent of the victims being sexually exploited. 54 percent of the victims were originally from foreign countries, and 13 percent of the victims in 2012 were under the age of 18.
The number of victims rescued in 2012 was 257 percent higher than the 439 victims rescued in 2009.
Source: “Argentina: 4,602 human-trafficking victims rescued since 2008,” Infosurhoy, April 26, 2013.