Global Law Enforcement Data

Trafficking in Persons Report
Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons
June 12, 2007
Report

The Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (TVPRA) of 2003 added to the original law a new requirement that foreign governments provide the Department of State with data on trafficking investigations, prosecutions, convictions and sentences in order to be considered in full compliance with the TVPA's minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking (Tier 1). The 2004 TIP Report collected this data for the first time. The requirement became fully effective starting with the 2006 Report. The chart below compares data collected for this and the three preceding Reports:

Year

Prosecutions

Convictions

New or Amended Legislation

2003

7,992

2,815

24

2004

6,885

3,025

39

2005

6,618

4,766

41

2006

5,808

3,160

21