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.
- 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.
View European Commission Infographic on Human trafficking in the EU.
- Mid-term report on the implementation of the EU strategy towards the eradication of trafficking in human beings 2012-2016.
- Second Eurostat statistical working paper on trafficking in human beings
- Report on the implementation of Directive 2004/81/EC that regulates the granting of a residence permit to non-EU victims of trafficking who cooperate with the authorities for the investigation and prosecution of the alleged traffickers.