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Capturing Human Trafficking Victimization Through Crime Reporting

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Date Published
January 2018
41 pages
This study examined how local law enforcement agencies in three U.S. communities classify human trafficking cases that they identify through their internal records management and external crime reporting programs.
This study examines law enforcement data to understand the following questions. How are human trafficking cases identified and reported by the police? What sources of information about human trafficking incidents exist outside of law enforcement data? What is the estimated disparity between actual instances of human trafficking identified in the study communities and the number of human trafficking offenses reported to the FBI Uniform Crime Reporting program?

Date Published: January 1, 2018