According to new United Nations report, human trafficking has expanded to 136 nationalities and 118 countries globally. Roughly 60% of all human trafficking is for sexual exploitation. Human trafficking for forced labor now comprises 38% of all trafficking, reflecting a 100% increase in just the past four years.
Sex trafficking is more common in Europe, Central Asia and the Americas, while the Middle East, while Southeast Asia, the Pacific, Africa and the Middle East are the predominant regions for labor trafficking. As a percentage of all modern day slavery, trafficking of children is up 30% in just the past few years, raising concern among UN officials. Woman and girls combined account for 75% of all human trafficking.
A big concern raised by the report is the fact that even though 134 countries now call human trafficking a crime, actual convictions are rare.
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