Estimating Human Trafficking into the United States: Development of a Methodology, Final Phase Two Report [open pdf - 1MB]
"This report combines the findings from two phases of research. Phase one research created and detailed methods to estimate the number of females and males trafficked for the purposes of sexual and labor exploitation from eight countries in Central and South America (Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, and Venezuela) into the United States at the southwest border. The decision to limit the regions of interest for this study to the eight countries of origin and to one entry point into the United States was based on reported trafficking activity in the eight countries of origin, data limitations, and the need to focus the scope of work to a demonstration project. Phase two research focused on improving the methods established during phase one research (based on feedback on phase one from Government officials and experts in the field), and applied the updated methods to estimate the number of females trafficked for the purposes of sexual exploitation from 15 countries located in Eastern Europe (Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Ukraine) trafficked to the mid-Atlantic region of the United States. We also applied the improved methods to update the phase one estimates of females trafficked for sexual exploitation from the eight countries in Central and South America. We omitted the model for females and males trafficked for labor exploitation in this phase two because of the paucity of available data."
NCJRS Document No.: 221035
National Institute of Justice: http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/nij/