Sex Trafficking of Women into the United Kingdom: How Credible are the Official Estimates?

25 Pages Posted: 1 Jul 2010

See all articles by Peter Alan Sproat

Peter Alan Sproat

University of the West of Scotland

Date Written: June 29, 2010

Abstract

This article assesses the credibility of the official estimates by the United Kingdom's authorities by describing how the Home Office originally estimated the number of women who had been trafficked for sex into the UK in 2003. It then contrasts this with the author's estimate which is based upon data from a recent nationwide, multi-agency operation to counter sex-trafficking - Operation Pentameter II - and the original Home Office report.

Keywords: sex trafficking women estimates United Kingdom trafficked

Suggested Citation

Sproat, Peter Alan, Sex Trafficking of Women into the United Kingdom: How Credible are the Official Estimates? (June 29, 2010). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1632535 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1632535

Peter Alan Sproat (Contact Author)

University of the West of Scotland ( email )

Paisley High Street
PA1 2BE
Paisley, Scotland PA1 2BE
United Kingdom

Here is the Coronavirus
related research on SSRN

Paper statistics

Downloads
86
Abstract Views
568
rank
306,294
PlumX Metrics