governmental estimates of trafficking victims focus on the number of foreign victims who are trafficked
into the United States, while two other studies have focused on the number of minor victims of sex trafficking or foreign victims in specific geographic areas.
The RCMP estimated the number of persons trafficked
into Canada annually at 800.
As a result, illegally trafficked
firearms remain a commodity, sought by those engaged in criminal activities.
Although the government made some effort to ensure identified victims were not penalized for unlawful acts committed as a direct result of being trafficked
, the National Rapporteur documented cases in which potential victims of trafficking apprehended at the border had been sentenced to conditional imprisonment for immigration offenses or forgery at the border.
The Government's Sexual Offences Bill, currently in the House of Commons, makes it illegal to traffic people into the UK for commercial sexual exploitation, but children trafficked
for other reasons remain unprotected.
The Government of Norway sustained strong victim protection efforts, although an NGO reported that a child trafficking victim was penalized and deported for crimes that he or she committed as a result of being trafficked
. The government empowered and trained a diverse set of actors to proactively identify and refer victims of trafficking; municipalities, police, international organizations, NGOs, and other Norwegian authorities made 531 referrals of potential victims to the National Coordination Unit for official victim identification.