Industries Identified in Forced Labor Cases
What does the data reflect?
Forced labor occurs in a variety of industries in the United States. This module displays the number of cases and total victims per industry in which forced labor victims were compelled to work since 2000, from cases where at least one industry where forced labor occurred could be identified. For example, a datapoint from this module may show a percentage of either cases or total victims in the manufacturing industry, but the percentage shown only reflects cases in which industry information was available, though 90% of criminal forced labor cases are represented. You can filter by the year the case was filed, the primary business models used by the defendant, and the number of cases prosecuted by federal districts in each state. To explore the primary industries used in each state, use the “District Name” drop-down and select all of the districts in each state.
The Federal Human Trafficking Report’s findings are not a prevalence estimate of trafficking in the United States, but instead, serve as an objective summary of how the federal system holds traffickers accountable for their exploitative conduct. The Report does not capture data from state prosecutions, state civil suits, or human trafficking cases that are not prosecuted.
How to download a report
You can use this module to view and filter the data. To download a report featuring the data with your filters, click the download icon on the bottom right corner of the data module.
How to cite the data
Suggested Citation: Human Trafficking Institute, Industries Identified in Forced Labor Cases, June 2022