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There could be between
10,000 and 13,000 victims of
slavery in the UK, higher than
previous figures, analysis for
the Home Office suggests.
Modern slavery victims are
said to include women forced
into prostitution, "imprisoned"
domestic staff and workers in
fields, factories and fishing
The figure for 2013, is the
first time the government has
made an official estimate of
the scale of the problem.
The Home Office has
launched a strategy to help
It said the victims included
people trafficked from more
than 100 countries---the most
prevalent being Albania, Nige-
ria, Vietnam and Romania---as
well as British-born adults and
children. Data from the
National Crime Agency s
(NCA) Human Trafficking
Centre last year, put the num-
ber of slavery victims in the
UK at 2,744. The assessment
was collated from sources
including police, the UK Border
Force, charities and the Gangmasters Licensing
Concerted action call
The Home Office said it had used established
statistical methodology and models from other
public policy contexts to estimate a "dark figure"
that may not have come to the NCA s attention.
It said the "tentative conclusions" of its analysis
is that the number of victims is higher than thought.
The Modern Slavery Bill going through Parliament
aims to provide courts in England and Wales with
new powers to protect people who are trafficked
into the countries and held against their will.
Scotland and Northern Ireland are planning sim-
But outlining the strategy for government depart-
ments, its agencies and partners, Home Secretary
Theresa May said legislation was "only part of the
answer." The "grim reality" is that slavery still
exists in towns, cities and the countryside across
the world, including the UK, she said.
"The time has come for concerted, co-ordinated
action... we must step up the fight against modern
slavery in this country, and internationally, to put
an end to the misery suffered by innocent people
around the world."
The Home Office said the UK Border Force would
roll out specialist trafficking teams at major ports
and airports to spot potential victims, and the legal
framework would be strengthened for confiscating
the proceeds of crime.
The modern slavery strategy will also see:
• The government identify "priority countries"
to work with, as well as other organisations includ-
• British embassies and high commissions and
NCA liaison officers develop local initiatives abroad
• Work to strengthen the response by local
authorities to child abuse, including trafficking
• Work to raise awareness among homeless shel-
ter staff of the signs of modern slavery
Modern slavery minister Karen Bradley said she
was not surprised by the figures.
She said: "This is very much a hidden crime and
the important thing is that we get it out in the
open. If we compare where we were 200 years ago,
the anti-slavery campaigners there had to make
people acknowledge that slavery was wrong.
"What we have to do today is not make people
acknowledge it s wrong---everybody knows it s
wrong---but we have to find it.
"It s a hidden crime, it s going on in streets, in
towns, in villages across Britain and we need to
help people find the signs of it so we can find those
victims and importantly then find the perpetrators."
The grim reality is that slavery still exists
in towns, cities and the countryside across
the world, including the UK.
Slavery levels in UK
'higher than thought'
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