1700 potential child abuse trafficking victims

New NCA figures on trafficking show that for children the most common nationality or country of origin was Vietnam, followed by the UK and then Albania.
The figures are the number of cases highlighted under the National Referral Mechanism (NRM), used to bring possible victims to the authorities’ attention.
The NCA said that 1,746 people from 112 different countries were highlighted as as potential victims of traffickers last year, up 47% on the previous year. Nearly two thirds of those referred were female (1,122) and around a quarter (450) were children.