Human Trafficking Cases in London

A report by an Assembly Member in London stated that there were 389 cases of human trafficking identified by London’s Metropolitan Police between January to October 2013. Out of those cases, 36, or 9 percent, were picked up by the police. In total, 39 percent of all human trafficking cases identified in Britain was located… Continue reading Human Trafficking Cases in London

North Korean Prostitutes in South Korea

In an article by the Korean Times, a 26 year old female stated that she was working as a prostitute after defecting from North Korea. The woman stated that she borrowed $6,000 from a broker to obtain the necessary documents to help her defect to South Korea. The woman was told that she would be… Continue reading North Korean Prostitutes in South Korea

Human Trafficking in Brazil for First Six Months of 2013

Security agencies in Brazil registered 263 cases of human trafficking in the first half of 2013. The number of cases reported was 1,500 percent higher than the 17 human trafficking cases reported in the first half of 2012. 170 cases between January to June 2013 involved foreign nationals being trafficked into Brazil, while 90 cases… Continue reading Human Trafficking in Brazil for First Six Months of 2013

Pimping in the United Kingdom

A report by the Home Office stated that the annual revenue that a human trafficker can earn by forcing a woman to work as a prostitute is $77,000 (£48,000). Security officials in the UK estimate that the total  market of human trafficking in the UK is worth $200 Million (£130 Million). If the entire social… Continue reading Pimping in the United Kingdom

Child Labor Today

According to the International Labour Organization, there were 168 Million children working in forced labor conditions at the end of 2012. Between 2008 to 2012, the number of children working worldwide dropped from 215 million to 168 million. In Bangladesh, an estimated 7.4 million children between the ages of 5 to 17 were working. (Additional… Continue reading Child Labor Today

Child Begging in Asia

The United States Department of State reported that the operator of an organized child begging ring can make up to $40,000  a year in Shenzhen, China. An organized child begging ring involves children who are forced to beg for money in popular  locations. Begging ring coordinators prefer to use disabled children in order to collect… Continue reading Child Begging in Asia

Child Pornography Victims in Mexico

Mexican officials stated that there are 85,000 children in Mexico who are victims of child pornography. Over 1,300 websites in Mexico are dedicated to displaying pornographic images of children. In 2012, law enforcement arrested 16 people for child pornography charges, while investigated 11,000 cases. According to officials, Mexico is the world’s number one distributor of… Continue reading Child Pornography Victims in Mexico

Number of People Trafficked Into Ireland in 2012

Criminal justice officials in Ireland reported that 45 people were identified in 2012 as being trafficked into the country. 31 of the human trafficking victims were women. 23 of the victims were children. Out of the total number of victims, 39 were trafficked for sexual exploitation,  with the remaining six victims trafficked for labor purposes.… Continue reading Number of People Trafficked Into Ireland in 2012

Human Trafficking Victims Rescued in Peru Between 2011 to 2013

From June 2011 to June 2013, security agencies in Peru identified and rescued around 2,000 people who were victims of human trafficking in the country. 42 percent of the victims identified were minors. During the two year period, criminal sentences were handed out to 26 people. Criminal justice officials state that one of the mining… Continue reading Human Trafficking Victims Rescued in Peru Between 2011 to 2013

Price of Girl Sold to Human Traffickers in India

A report in the New York Times stated that an 11 year old girl from the state of Jharkhand, India, was sold to a human trafficker for $24 (1,500 Indian Rupees). According to the article, 100,000 girls are trafficked to Dehli and other areas from the state of Jharkhand. 67 percent of the girls who… Continue reading Price of Girl Sold to Human Traffickers in India