Human trafficking: last year, suffered 367 Ukrainians

In Ukraine in 2017, the law enforcement officers found 367 victims of trafficking (in 2016 – 69). About it reports press center of the National police of Ukraine, the correspondent of 112.ua.

Among the victims – 184 women, 161 men and 22 minors.

Among the forms of human trafficking – involvement in criminal activities – 163 case (2016 – 26) sexual exploitation – 142 (in 2016 – 72), labour exploitation – 17 (2016 – 9), the removal of organs – 7 (2016 – 2), involvement in begging – 6 (2016 – 2), trafficking in children 11 (2016 – 3).

Last year Natspolitsiya exposed 16 organized criminal groups engaged in trafficking.

At the same time, the State border service in 2017 blocked 20 channels of trafficking (in 2015 – 2016 – 11 channels), detected and stopped the activities of 13 criminal groups (in 2015 – 2016 – 8), warned the export abroad of 69 potential victims (mainly women) and 82 children (in 2015 – 2016 – 27).

As reported, Ukraine in 2017 out of the group of countries in which trafficking flourishes. During this period, law enforcement officers found 346 facts of human trafficking.