The National Crime Agency has recently released the statistics relating to the people who were identified in the UK in 2017 as potential victims of Modern Slavery.1 These statistics provide a breakdown of the victims’ nationalities, genders, types of exploitation, and they identify whether the victims were adults or children at the time of exploitation. They also indicate which agencies referred the victims into the National Referral Mechanism (NRM).
How many people have been identified?
1 NCA (2018) National referral mechanism statistics – end of year summary 2017. Available at http://www.nationalcrimeagency.gov.uk/publications/national-referral-mechanism-statistics/2017-nrm-statistics/884-nrm-annual-report-2017/file [Accessed 17 Apr. 2018] 2 Bales, K., Hesketh, O. & Silverman, B. (2015). Modern Slavery in the UK: How Many Victims? Significance 12(3), 25. 3 NCA (n.d.) National Referral Mechanism. Available at http://www.nationalcrimeagency.gov.uk/about-us/what-we-do/specialist-capabilities/uk-human-trafficking-centre/national-referral-mechanism [Accessed 17 Apr. 2018]
Are the victims adults or children?
What types of exploitation have the victims experienced?
What is the picture in Humberside?