Big rise in human trafficking cases in Scotland

Big rise in human trafficking cases in Scotland
 

Reports to police in Scotland of suspected human trafficking have shown a marked rise over the past year.
Figures for 2017 recorded 213 referrals to Police Scotland - up 42% on the previous year.
The most significant rise was in suspected cases of labour exploitation, up 64%, with over half relating to male victims.
Police Scotland said it was "crucial" that people continue to report their suspicions to the authorities.
The Scottish government believes the increase indicates greater awareness of the problem.
Scotland's first national strategy on the issue was launched last year.... read more

 
26 February 2018 in Regional, Views: 63
Source: BBC
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