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Counter-trafficking data brief: Family Members Are Involved in Nearly Half of Child Trafficking Cases

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New data from the world's first data portal to include human trafficking data contributed by multiple agencies

Almost half of identified cases of child trafficking begin with some family member involvement, according to newly released data from multiple organizations that have been analysed together for the first time. These statistics are based on on data released through the Counter-Trafficking Data Collaborative (CTDC); the world's first data portal to include human trafficking case data contributed by multiple agencies. The extent of family involvement in the trafficking of children is up to four times higher than in cases of adult trafficking, showing an urgent need for enhanced counter-trafficking efforts specifically targeting children and their families.