Most Human Trafficking Related to Prostitution; Forced Labor Makes Up Remainder, Report Says
Byline: Chuck Neubauer, THE WASHINGTON TIMES
More than 80 percent of the 2,515 suspected incidents of human trafficking investigated by law enforcement agencies between January 2008 and June 2010 involved adult prostitution or the exploitation and forced prostitution of children, a Justice Department report released Thursday says.
The report, written by the department's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), says 48 percent of the investigated incidents involved adults, while 40 percent uncovered the exploitation or forced prostitution of children. The remainder, about 350 cases, involved allegations of labor trafficking, in which people were being forced against their …
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Publication information: Article title: Most Human Trafficking Related to Prostitution; Forced Labor Makes Up Remainder, Report Says. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Washington Times (Washington, DC). Publication date: April 29, 2011. Page number: A05. © 2009 The Washington Times LLC. COPYRIGHT 2011 Gale Group.
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