Accessibility Options Printer friendly Email us Contact us

United Kingdom Human Trafficking Centre National Referral Mechanism Statistics 2013, 18/02/14 [E/NI/S/W]

The National Crime Agency has published details of potential victims of human trafficking in the UK in 2013.

There were 1746 referrals of potential victims of human trafficking in 2013, representing a 47% increase on 2012 referral totals. The potential trafficking victims were from 112 countries of origin.

The number of UK-born children trafficked for sexual abuse showed a sharp increase last year with 56 children from the UK being identified as potential victims of trafficking for sexual exploitation in 2013, up 155% on the previous year.

The number of foreign children at risk also rose by 11%, to 88. Of the children flagged as potential victims of trafficking, as well as the 144 trafficked for sexual abuse, 45 were identified as being at risk of being used as servants (up 2% on 2012), 123 for labour exploitation (up 24%) and 138 were unknown (up 9%). Albania was the most common nationality or country of origin for all referrals, followed by Nigeria and Vietnam.

For full details see the National Crime Agency website.

Further Information

United Kingdom Human Trafficking Centre National Referral Mechanism Statistics 2013