“The Global Number Of Prosecutions Of Human Traffickers Is Alarmingly LOW”

According to the 2017 US State Department Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report, there were only 14,894 prosecutions and 9,071 Convictions in 2016 globally.

Of these prosecuted cases, only 2% dealt directly with child human trafficking cases. [Source]

“Theoretically prosecutions should be easier for child trafficking as you only have to prove two of the three acts defined by the Palermo Protocols for Children.”

Bernie Gravett, Director, Specialist Policing Consultancy

(The Palermo Protocols were created to address the global problem of Human Trafficking and Organized Crime.) [Source]