Human trafficking reports increase in Australia

12 Dec 2023

In the 2022/23 financial year, the Australian Federal Police received 340 reports of human trafficking, an increase of 46 compared to the previous year.

The AFP received:

  • 90 reports of forced marriage;
  • 90 reports of trafficking (inclusive of entry, exit and child trafficking);
  • 73 reports of sexual exploitation;
  • 43 reports of forced labour;
  • 18 reports of debt bondage;
  • 16 reports of domestic servitude;
  • 6 reports of deceptive recruitment; and
  • 4 reports of slavery

Walk Free’s Global Slavery Index reports that there may be as many as 41,000 people living in modern slavery in Australia.

Read more from the AFP here.