Human-trafficking offenses decrease in Pennsylvania
January 05, 2024
Human-trafficking offenses in Pennsylvania decreased by nearly 41 percent from 2021 to 2022, with 809 offenses charged statewide over the last five years.
Human trafficking is a type of human rights abuse where people profit from the exploitation of others – mainly using force, fraud or coercion to manipulate victims into engaging in sex acts or labor/services in exchange for something of value.
January is Human-Trafficking Awareness Month and this month’s infographic highlights key court data related to human trafficking including the total number of human-trafficking cases and offenses over the last five years, defendant demographics and the top 10 counties with the highest number human-trafficking offenses. Download a high-resolution version of the graphic.
PA Courts InfoShare is a monthly product of the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts (AOPC) that visually highlights the work of the courts with interesting data and statistics obtained through the judiciary’s case management systems, interactive dashboards and other research. Reproduction is permissible with source cited.
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