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International News Coverage of Human Trafficking Arrests and Prosecutions: A Content Analytic Study
Unformatted Document Text:  traffickers under the age of eighteen. Region of origination. Of the 191 cases in this study, the region of origination of the trafficker could be determined in 166 cases. The 25 (13%)incidents where the origination region was not determined was due to the absence of information and/or failure to apprehend the trafficker; however, in cases where police arrested one individual but failed to apprehend another, the nationality of the trafficker who eluded arrest was coded if reported in the article. REGION OF ORIGINATION (TRAFFICKER) N % Africa 6 3.6 Asia (Not Including Russia) 31 18.7 Australia 2 1.2 Canada 3 1.8 Central America 6 3.6 Eastern Europe 12 7.2 Mexico 7 4.2 Middle East 20 12.0 Russia 0 0.0 South America 1 0.6 Southeast Asia 10 6.0 United States 49 29.5 Western Europe 10 6.0 Various 9 5.4 Totals 166 100.0 Table 14: Region of origination of trafficker(s)(N of missing cases = 25 or 13.1%) Of the 166 incidents where region of origination was determined, traffickers originated in the largest percentages from the United States (29% - n=49), Southeast Asia and Asia—not including Russia (25% - n=41), Europe— Eastern and Western (13% - n=22), and the Middle East (12% - n=20). Traffickers cooperating together but originating from different regions of the world represented 5% (n=9) of the 166 incidents. 50

Authors: Denton, Erin.
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traffickers under the age of eighteen.
Region of origination.  Of the 191 cases in this study, the region of 
origination of the trafficker could be determined in 166 cases.  The 25 
(13%)incidents where the origination region was not determined was due to the 
absence of information and/or failure to apprehend the trafficker; however, in 
cases where police arrested one individual but failed to apprehend another, the 
nationality of the trafficker who eluded arrest was coded if reported in the article.
REGION OF ORIGINATION (TRAFFICKER)
 
 
 
 
 
N
%
 
 
Africa
6
3.6
Asia (Not Including Russia)
31
18.7
Australia
2
1.2
Canada
3
1.8
Central America
6
3.6
Eastern Europe
12
7.2
Mexico
7
4.2
Middle East
20
12.0
Russia
0
0.0
South America
1
0.6
Southeast Asia
10
6.0
United States
49
29.5
Western Europe
10
6.0
Various
9
5.4
Totals
166
100.0
Table 14: Region of origination of trafficker(s)
(N of missing cases = 25 or 13.1%)
Of the 166 incidents where region of origination was determined, 
traffickers originated in the largest percentages from the United States (29% - 
n=49), Southeast Asia and Asia—not including Russia (25% - n=41), Europe—
Eastern and Western (13% - n=22), and the Middle East (12% - n=20). 
Traffickers cooperating together but originating from different regions of the world 
represented 5% (n=9) of the 166 incidents.
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