Human trafficking rises year on year in Cardiff
Date posted: 08/09/2014
Human trafficking in Cardiff is increasing year-on-year, with women being exploited for sex and children forced to work, says a new report.
The number of children at significant risk of exploitation in the city has more than doubled, new figures show. Trafficking cases across Wales also rose from 34 to 50 in the last year. But experts say the figures are only the tip of the iceberg - with many cases not officially recorded. A task force set up by Cardiff council heard from police and many of the 50 different bodies working on the issue. "The evidence demonstrates that trafficking in Cardiff is increasing, for all types and for all reasons," says its report.