Global Report on Trafficking in Persons

UNODC Global Report 2012 copy

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime Releases Report

The Global Report on Trafficking in Persons released in December 2012 provides an overview of patterns and flows of trafficking in persons at global, regional and national levels, based on trafficking cases detected between 2007 and 2010 . The report also includes a chapter on the worldwide response to trafficking in persons. The Country Profiles of the Global Report present a national level analysis for each of the 132 countries covered by this edition of the report.

Victims are trafficked around the world for sexual exploitation, forced labour, begging, petty crimes, removal of organs and for other exploitative purposes. Trafficking in persons is a truly global phenomenon: between 2007 and 2010, victims from at least 136 countries were detected in 118 countries worldwide. Because of this diffusion as well as the hidden nature of trafficking crimes, it is difficult to estimate the size of the problem.

In addition to the global report individual country profiles were published.  Australia is reported on in the South Asia, East Asia and the Pacific  section which can be downloaded here.

Download a copy of the global report here.