Trafficking in the hospitality sector
In CTDC data, 1,213 victims of trafficking were trafficked into the hospitality sector. They represent 8% of the victims trafficked for labour exploitation.
75% of the data comes from case management data, while the rest comes from hotline data.
Profile of the recorded victims
This profile summarises the victims' most common characteristics, based on the graphs below.
The typical victim is a single female, between 18 and 29 years old. She's not likely to have any education above middle school or high school. She's likely to be from Eastern Europe, and was probably exploited in North America or Europe. She is most likely to be recruited into trafficking by someone outside of her circle of family and friends, although in the hospitality sector family members are more likely to be recruiters than in the other types of exploitation. She is mostly controlled by her traffickers through confiscation of earnings and false promises. Her exploitation is not likely to last more than one year.
A small majority (54%) of identified victims that are exploited in the hospitality sector is exploited in a region different from their region of origin. This contrasts with the other victims in the dataset, which are 27% to be exploited outside of their region of origin.
In CTDC data, 43% of the victims of trafficking in the hospitality sector are from Eastern Europe and 21% are from South-Eastern Asia. 26% of these victims are exploited in Northern America, 19% in Southern Europe and 19% in Eastern Europe.
For the purpose of this analysis, region refers to the UN Sub-Regions.