Government Reports

Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000: Trafficking in Persons Report 2007
The TIP report serves as one of the most comprehensive reports on the efforts of governments in fighting human trafficking. This is an updated, global look at human trafficking, outlining the impact it has on the world. It further addresses policy approaches (victim rescue, health impact, supply and demand) as well as many topics of special interest that allow for a greater understanding of the scope and nature of human trafficking.

AttorneyGeneral’s Annual Report to Congress on U.S. Government Activities to Combat Trafficking in Persons Fiscal Year 2006
This report outlines the efforts federal agencies have undertaken in 2006 to help victims of human trafficking. With assistance from grants, offenders are investigated, prosecuted, and sentenced. The United State’s commitment to combating human trafficking through various efforts, including aiding domestic and international law enforcement and NGO’s, are also described in this report.

Illustrated in this assessment is the U.S. Government’s commitment to fighting human trafficking. Included in this report are recent efforts undertaken by federal agencies, such as media outreach, an information and referral hotline, and street outreach programs that are assisting law enforcement in identifying victims of human trafficking. The report also describes increased outreach efforts to foreign governments to help adopt new antihuman trafficking legislation.

Data and Research on Human Traffickng: A Global Survey
Broad overview of current research and data on trafficking in particular regions of the world. Includes 12 articles that discuss the availability and quality of data on trafficking. Researchers point out that most of the populations relevant to the study of human trafficking (victims, traffickers, illegal migrants, etc) are part of a hidden population; therefore, it is almost impossible to establish a sampling frame and draw a representative sample of the population. One of the aims of this publication is to suggest ways in which research methods used to study trafficking could be made more robust.

Trafficking in Persons: USAIDS Response
This report provides an overview of USAIDs efforts among high risk trafficking countries to fight human trafficking. The report discusses human trafficking as a transnational issue and the variety of challenges that governments face in eliminating it. Cooperation from the U.S. Government, NGOs and other governmental agencies is critical to controling trafficking in persons.

Human Trafficking: Better Data, Strategy and Reporting Needed to Enhance US Antitrafficking Efforts Abroad
A report issued by the Government Accountability Office that questions the accuracy of US government estimates, particularly that 600,000 to 800,000 persons are trafficked across international borders annually. The report cites methodological weaknesses, gaps in data, and numerical discrepancies in human trafficking estimates. Additionally, the authors point out that the U.S. government’s estimate is unreliable because it was developed by one person who did not document all his work. Furthermore, the report indicates that country data are not available, reliable, or comparable.

Trafficking in Persons: Global Patterns
This report was conducted by the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime to attempt to understand efforts to counter trafficking. A compilation of sources highlighting trends, countries of origin, and destinations of victims is included in this report. Recommendations are made, based on the UN Protocol to Prevent, Suppress, and Punish Trafficking in persons, including a reduction in demand, targeting of criminals, and protection of victims.

Hidden in Plain Sight: A Baseline Survey of Human Trafficking in Wisconsin
This report marks the first attempt to gauge the human trafficking problem in Wisconsin. A survey by the VAWA Human Trafficking Committee was conducted from March-August 2007 in effort to gather foundational data. Key findings of this study include, but are not limited to,: the identification of international and domestic human trafficking in Wisconsin, service providers and justice system agencies have limited knowledge about human trafficking, and cases are perpetrated by the victims family or are prostitution related. This study demonstrates the state of Wisconsin’s dedication to fighting human trafficking and educating the appropriate responders of this crime.