Statistics are not an accurate reflection of a crime’s prevalence or characteristics. Crimes are underreported because of many factors, including the hidden nature of the crime, the reluctance of victims to come forward, fear of police, cultural barriers and possible threats to family.
Join the campaign to refocus law enforcement’s attention on pimps, johns and traffickers while proposing a network of support and services for survivors of the crime.
RCMP – National Coordination Centre reports that as of January, 2015 there are:
• 85 completed human trafficking specific cases where convictions were secured.
• 151 individuals convicted of human trafficking specific and/or human trafficking related offences (i.e. forcible confinement, sexual assault, procuring etc.) in human trafficking cases.
Interpol states that less than half of 1% of victims ever agree to co-operate with police and enter the court room.
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