Signage mark the Statistics Canada offices in Ottawa on July 21, 2010. The majority of human trafficking victims in Canada are women and girls younger than 25 while most of the people charged with the crimes are men between 18 and 34. The numbers are part of a new statistical report on police-reported human trafficking by Statistics Canada which shows the rate of human trafficking in 2016 was the highest since records started being kept in 2009. - Sean Kilpatrick , The Canadian Press
OTTAWA — A new Statistics Canada report suggests the majority of human trafficking victims in Canada are women and girls younger than 25, while most of the people charged with the crimes are men between 18 and 34.
The report on police-reported human trafficking says there were 340 reported incidents of human trafficking in 2016, up from 50 in 2009, the first year these statistics started being kept.
It describes a rate of one incident of human trafficking for nearly every 100,000 people, the highest incidence rate ever reported in Canada. The report also suggests the true rate is likely far higher, given the high level of victim vulnerability and the fact such crimes often go unreported.