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Global Report on Trafficking in Persons 2012

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102 pages
This report from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime is the global report on trafficking in persons for the year 2012.
Key findings from this report by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime regarding trafficking in persons include the following: between 2007 and 2010, almost 50 percent of victims detected worldwide were trafficked across borders within their region of origin; domestic trafficking accounts for 27 percent of all detected cases of trafficking in persons worldwide; the Middle East is the region reporting the greatest proportion of victims trafficked from other regions, 70 percent; 134 countries and territories worldwide have criminalized trafficking by means of a specific offence in line with the Trafficking in Persons Protocol; the number of convictions for trafficking in persons is in general very low; and women account for 55-60 percent of all trafficking victims detected globally, with women and girls together accounting for about 75 percent of trafficking victims. This report is compiled as part of the United Nations Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons. The report presents information on patterns and flow of trafficking in persons at global, regional, and local levels. The individual regions covered in the report are Europe and Central Asia, the Americas, South and East Asia and the Pacific, and Africa and the Middle East. The final section of the report presents information on the global response towards combatting trafficking in persons. Figures, maps, tables, references