EU Home Affairs Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom has issued the first report on human trafficking in the EU. The figures show that while there is an increasing number of victims, convictions of perpetrators have gone down.
At a press conference in Brussels on Monday, Malmstrom introduced the results of the European Commission study that analyzed human trafficking in the EU from 2008 to 2010.
According to the figures, there were over 23,000 identified or presumed victims of human trafficking over the three-year period. This represents an increase of 18 percent in the number of victims, but at the same time, the number of convictions has dropped by 13 percent.
EU issues report on human traffickingIn Human Trafficking on April 19, 2013 at 2:31 pm