New Europol report on child trafficking provides up-to-date picture on this criminal phenomenon. The report is based on almost 600 contributions involving trafficked underage victims that member states reported to Europol in the period 2015-2017. It provides an in-depth picture of the features of criminal networks involved in the abuse of vulnerable children. In the report you can find more information about Europol`s activities against child trafficking, non-EU networks trafficking non-EU child victims including children in migration, sham marriages organized by OCGs, intra-EU trafficking, as well as the key findings and conclusions.
Some of the report findings are:
- Trafficking and exploitation on male minors still remains underreported
- Traffickers active in the EU target underage victims mainly for sexual exploitation
- Particularly harmful EU networks are large family clans
- Children in migration and unaccompanied minors are at higher risk
You can access the full report on the link below.