- Oslo
Panorama The Nordic Page

Record Number of Human Trafficking in Norway

Human trafficking cases in Norway reached to a record high level last year. The majority of the alleged victims are women who are exploited in prostitution.
Record Number of Human Trafficking in Norway
Photo : Ira Gelb

According to Norwegian daily  Aftenposten’s report, Coordinating Unit for Victims of Trafficking (KOM) presented annual status reports on Thursday.

Last year, 324 people were registered as suspected victims of human trafficking. This is 24 more than in previous year. 37 nationalities are among the registered alleged victims.

However, the real number is higher as suspected victims do not choose to accept and report the cases of human trafficking. Fear of intimidation, lack of knowledge about the legal system, and fear of being deported is cited as possible causes. 

The reported 106 cases include vistims of prostitution, forced labor and organ trade.

Here are some other significant points from the report:

  • The majority of victims are still women who are exploited in prostitution / sexual purposes. 
  • The presumed minors constitutes 11% of the total number of reported victims.
  • There is an increase in the number of men who were identified as possible victims of trafficking.

Norway May Introduce a Total Ban on Selling Sex

Norway’s Difficult Choice in Prostitution Law

Share this on:
facebook
myspace
twitter
google
yahoo
wordpress
youtube
digg
delicious
blogger
blog comments powered by Disqus
Comments made on this article:

DEAR READER!


We have detected that you are blocking our ads.

The Nordic Page is financed by the ads and we need them to keep delivering free content to you.

If you like to keep reading our articles for free please add www.tnp.no to your white list.



TNP @ facebook

Mon

27

Feb 2017

12 - 18
Partly cloudy23°
18 - 00
Partly cloudy25°
papers
Headlines in Todays Papers

Headlines in Todays Papers

most
Most Popular
Advertisement
commentary
Commentaries
Advertisement