During the whole of last year, 394 complaints were filed , although the INEI noted that “It must be considered that this decrease could be affected by the confinement decreed by the pandemic”, which was established throughout the country since March 16.
Of that total registered, in 342 cases the victims were women and 50.6% of them were between 18 and 29 years of age , while 40.9% were under 18 years of age. In addition, 245 complaints of sexual exploitation were registered at the national level , which represented 73.4% of the total for the crime of trafficking in persons, while another 62 were for labor exploitation.
Almost 400 imprisoned As of December 2020, in Peru there were 395 people imprisoned for the crime of trafficking in persons, 217 of whom were sentenced and 178 in the status of prosecuted.53.7% of these detainees were adults between 30 and 44 years old and 65.1% had a secondary education.
The INEI recalled that this September 23 is the “national day against trafficking in persons”, a crime “against human dignity” which, according to it, affects mainly the most vulnerable people such as women, children and adolescents.
In this crime, he added, risk factors such as poverty, inequity, lack of opportunities, gender inequality, lack of identity documents and low education, among others , converge.