A report commissioned by the Swedish government showed that the number of people involved in street prostitution in Sweden’s three largest cities dropped from around 730 in 1999 to 300-430 a year in the 10 years after that.
EU and police experts from across Europe said during a conference that opened in Warsaw on Tuesday that trafficking is on the rise and they called it "modern-day slavery" to which Europe should respond with stronger legislation and protection of the victims.
Although Denmark is low on the list of countries with a modern-day slavery problem, there are more than 700 people in the country that are considered slaves by the Global Slavery Index.
(Vatican Radio) Spanish police uncovered a massive sex-trafficking ring that brought women to Europe from Nigeria to work as prostitutes.
In a statement, Spanish police said they detained 25 Nigerians who were "engaged in trafficking women for sexual exploitation" and involved in "Internet fraud and money laundering”.
A 41-year-old man, Frank Umhenin has been arrested by the National agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Human persons and other related matters, for allegedly trafficking women to Europe, for prostitution.
A 40-year-old man has been arrested for trying to sell a woman for Dh10,000, a court heard.
Three women were rescued by police in a dramatic raid on a suspected brothel in Coventry.
Police believe the women, all from Eastern Europe, were trafficked to the UK to be used as sex slaves.
The EU should not only focus on measures to reduce the number of child trafficking victims within the EU, but also consider the 'bigger picture' globally
According to World Vision, children make up 15 per cent of identified victims of human trafficking in Europe, but in some global regions they account for as much as 68 per cent.
SUCCESSFUL human trafficing and exploitation prosecutions in East Lancashire are set to be used as best practice across the country.