|France||1 November 2022 – 30 April 2023||New terrorist threats, organised criminality and activity of organised groups of smugglers, risk of arrival of persons who could pose a threat among the flow of refugees, irregular migration, secondary movements, the situation at the external border (Ukraine war); all internal borders as well as sea and air borders|
|Austria||29 September 2022 - 8 October 2022||Secondary movements, situation at the external border, activity of organised groups of smugglers; the land border with the Slovak Republic|
|Czechia||29 September 2022 - 28 October 2022||Secondary movements, situation at the external border, activity of organised groups of smugglers; the land border with the Slovak Republic|
Protecting our societies from organised crime, including tackling trafficking in human beings, is a priority under the new EU Security Union Strategy. Trafficking in human beings is a highly profitable crime that brings enormous profit to criminals while incurring a tremendous cost to society.
In 2015, the estimated global annual profit from trafficking in human beings amounts to EUR 29.4 billion. In the EU, in one single year, criminal revenues of trafficking for sexual exploitation, which is the most prevalent purpose of trafficking, are estimated at about EUR 14 billion. The economic cost of trafficking in the EU in a single year is estimated at EUR 2.7 billion.
- 14 145 victims of trafficking in human beings were registered in the EU-27 in 2017-2018.
- Trafficking for sexual exploitation remains the most prevalent form (60%), followed by labour exploitation (15%). Other forms of exploitation include among others, trafficking for forced criminality, forced begging, for organ removal.
- 72% of all registered victims were women and girls.
- Trafficking for sexual exploitation disproportionately affects female (92%) while trafficking for labour exploitation mostly affects male victims (68%).
- 22% of all registered victims were children.
- Around half of all victims were EU citizens, of which 34% were trafficked within their own Member State.