Germany has become a "center for the sexual exploitation of young women from Eastern Europe, as well as a sphere of activity for organized crime groups from around the world," . The selling of young women into sexual slavery has become one growing criminal enterprises in the European Union. While Human trafficking has existed for centuries all over the world, it has become an increasing concern for countries in the Balkan part of southern Europe since the fall of Communism. In alone as many as , young women from Russia, as well as the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, were sold as commodities in the sex markets of the developed countries in Europe and the Americas.
Child trafficking in eastern Europe: A trade in human misery - World Socialist Web Site
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A new report from the European Commission - which only includes victims identified by the authorities - paints a grim picture. More that 1. Statista created a chart to demonstrate which countries in Europe have the highest level of registered victims of human trafficking:. The Netherlands come out at the top, with 1, registered victims, closely followed by the UK, with 1,