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Looking for a Hidden Population: Trafficking of Migrant Laborers in San Diego County

NCJ Number
240223
Date Published
November 2012
Length
155 pages
Agencies
NIJ-Sponsored
Annotation
This study provides estimates of the prevalence of trafficking victimization among unauthorized migrant laborers in San Diego County and investigates the types of victimization experienced by this population.
Abstract
Although labor trafficking has received much attention in recent years, there is limited empirical research into the depth, breadth, and scope of the problem. This grant report seeks to provide statistically sound estimates of the prevalence of trafficking victimization among unauthorized migrant laborers in San Diego and investigate the types of trafficking victimization experienced by these laborers. According to this study, labor trafficking is widespread among unauthorized Spanish-speaking migrant workers in San Diego County, with estimates that over 30% of this population are trafficking victims and 55% are victims of abusive labor practices or gross exploitation.
Date Created: November 26, 2012