Collecting Data on Human Trafficking: Availability, Reliability and Comparability of Trafficking Data

  • Kristiina Kangaspunta


During recent years, there has been a boom in information on trafficking in persons. However, reliability of data remains a problem with most data sources. If figures on trafficking are given, they are often based on estimates of the level of trafficking and, usually, no explanation is given on how these figures were calculated. In many cases, they are used for advocacy or fund-raising purposes. Data collection on human trafficking is complicated and reliable data is still difficult to find.


Criminal Justice System Sexual Exploitation Human Trafficking Male Victim Trafficking Victim 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kristiina Kangaspunta
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  1. 1.Chief, Anti-Human Trafficking UnitUnited Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)ViennaAustria

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