The UK

Modern Slavery occurs in 128 countries in the world, including the UK.

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) estimates that there are 136,000 slaves in the UK today, with the true figure likely to be higher due to the hidden nature of the crime. Justice and Care (an anti-slavery organisation) published a recent report (2020) confirming that there are over 100,000 victims of slavery in the UK.

In the UK, slavery commonly takes the form of forced labour. This includes exploiting people in car washes, nail bars as cleaners in offices, schools, universities and hotels as well as for agricultural labour, construction and domestic servitude. Sex trafficking and the illegal exploitation of minors in brothels is also a common form of slavery in the UK>

Not all slaves in the UK have been trafficked from international borders, some have been forced, kidnapped or bribed into being trafficked within the UK itself. The most common nationalities of slaves in the UK are British, Albanian, Vietnamese and Nigerian nationals.