Map of the Day: Where Humans Are Trafficked

Today’s map comes from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNDOC) which released its 2014 Trafficking in Persons report today.  The reportcovers 128 countries and provides an overview of patterns and flows of trafficking in persons at global, regional and national levels, based on trafficking cases detected between 2010 and 2012 (or more recent).”  

Most trafficking occurs within a region. But where data is available for inter-regional trafficking, the results are pretty interesting. This map represents the major trafficking flows around the world. One fascinating data point: There’s very little human trafficking of South Americans to North America.

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The report also includes some insights into global trends of human trafficking, including that the proportion of children who are trafficked seems to be increasing.   It’s worth skimming through the full report!