Decrease in Human Trafficking to Norway

Coordinating Unit for Victims and Trafficking (KOM) of the Police Directorate has estimated how many people were trafficked to Norway last year. The calculations were made based on the reports of 22 different authorities and organizations.

According to the report, 274 persons were victims of human trafficking by various agencies last year. This is a reduction of 14 percent, compared with the previous year. Those 274 people were 52 different nationalities. Of the 274 people, 65 were minors, 191 were women and 18 were men.

Nigeria, Romania and Lithuania

Like the previous years, Nigeria, Romania and Lithuania were among the nationalities which are most frequently represented. 

187 of the victims, according to the National Police Directorate are likely to have been used in connection with prostitution and other sexual purposes. 66 of the victims were linked to forced labor and forced services, including begging.

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