Most Human Trafficking Victims in EU are European

According to criminal justice departments across the European Union, over 60 percent of the human trafficking victims in the EU between 2008 to 2010 were of European origins.

During the three years, over 7,000 women and girls and over 2,000 men and boys from EU member states were identified as victims of human trafficking. By comparison, over 1,200 women and 94 males from Africa were identified as victims.

Officials state that most of the victims originate from Bulgaria and Romania.

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Source:  Associated Press, “In EU, most human trafficking victims are European, experts say,” Toronto Star, November 26, 2013.