Human Trafficking is the fastest growing crime in the world. It is a hugely profitable market with very low risk.  People - men, women and children - are exploited and abused day in day out for years. It could happen to anyone, in any community. Communities have a vital role in preventing trafficking and in building cities, towns and villages that are resilient to trafficking.

Stop the Traffick

Human Trafficking is the recruitment or movement of persons, by means of the threat or use of force, deception or coercion for the purpose of exploitation.People are tricked into situations where they are bought, sold, abused, and exploited in many different ways: sexual exploitation, forced labour, street crime, domestic servitude or even the sale of organs and human sacrifice. Men, women and children are trafficked within their own countries and across international borders. Trafficking affects every continent and every country. It is easier to move people around today than at any other time in history and anyone can find themselves in vulnerable situations due to poverty, limited job opportunities and natural disasters.

The documents below show the types of exploitation which take place and a description of the likely signs that would indicate that individuals have been trafficked for exploitation.

Human trafficking and modern slavery

A dedicated police unit will coordinate the response to modern slavery in Hertfordshire. It will provide assistance to investigating officers, liaise with partner organisations and report back to the national leadership in the area. 

If you have concerns about trafficking or slavery call police via 101 or the national helpline 08000 121 700. In an emergency call 999. 

Date of last review: 15 August 2017