The Statistics Canada publication Juristat
has published a report on Trafficking in persons in Canada, 2014
"As defined by the Criminal Code of Canada, trafficking in persons occurs when someone recruits, transports, transfers, receives, holds, conceals or harbours a person, or exercises control, direction or influence over the movements of a person for the purpose of exploiting them or facilitating their exploitation ... Human trafficking victims often suffer from emotional trauma, as well as economic, physical and sexual abuse ..."
"This Juristat article uses data from the Uniform Crime
Reporting Survey to examine the scope of police-reported human
trafficking in Canada, including the frequency of trafficking
incidents. It also describes the characteristics of victims and of
those accused of trafficking in persons. In addition, the article
presents information on criminal court cases related to trafficking in
persons. Throughout this article, the term ‘human trafficking’ will be
used interchangeably with ‘trafficking in persons’. "
Labels: criminal law, statistics