The State Department’s Heartbreaking New Report on Human Trafficking

According to the State Department’s most recent annual report on modern human trafficking, out of an estimated 27 million victims, in 2012, only 46,570 were identified. And though worldwide, 3,162 people were prosecuted for human trafficking crimes last year, only half of those cases led to convictions. The report also looks at what different countries are doing to prevent human trafficking and points to programs like the one in Taiwan that screens airports and offers shelter and support services to trafficking victims. The Trafficking In Persons Report also ranks every country in the world on a scale based on anti-trafficking laws and enforcement, as well as assistance programs for victims …

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