UK revises number of trafficked sex workers
Published 19/08/2010 | 05:00
THE number of migrant women trafficked into Britain to work as prostitutes is far lower than previously thought, a new report has claimed.
Around 2,600 women have been trafficked into England and Wales and forced to work as prostitutes, according to the report by the Association of Chief Police Officers.
This is far lower than previous estimates, which have ranged from 4,000 in 2003 to 18,000 in 2008. The latest study found that 17,000 of the 30,000 women involved in the sex trade were migrants.
The report stated that although some women were subjected to kidnap, rape and imprisonment, others were effectively "self employed". (© Independent News Service)