Mid-term report on the 2012-2016 EU Strategy on trafficking in human beings published

21 Oct 2014

To mark the Eight EU Anti trafficking Day on 18 October 2014, the European Commission published a mid-term report of the EU strategy  towards the eradication of trafficking in human beings 2012-2016, accompanied by the statistical report on victims and traffickers for the years 2010-2012.

Key findings:-

  • During the years 2010-2012, EU Member States registered 30,146 victims of trafficking in human beings.
  • 8,551 prosecutions against traffickers were reported across the EU for the same period.
  • 80 per cent of victims of trafficking were female, and 16% of registered victims were children
  • Over 1,000 child victims were registered as trafficked for sexual exploitation.

The Commission also reported on the implementation of Directive 2004/81/EC on residence permits to non-EU victims of human trafficking.

For more information:

Read European Commission press release.

See EU Anti-Trafficking website.

View European Commission Infographic on Human trafficking in the EU.