Arizona ranks 25th in the United States* in 2019 for the number of active criminal human trafficking cases making their way through federal courts. The state had 7 active cases. Arizona initiated no new criminal human trafficking cases in 2019, ranking the state last in the nation for the number of new cases. In 2019, federal courts convicted four defendants in criminal human trafficking cases, ranking Arizona 23rd in the nation for number of defendants convicted. Federal courts ordered zero out of four convicted defendants to pay restitution to their victim(s), ranking Arizona last in the nation for percentage of defendants ordered to pay restitution.
*Each State Summary’s findings derived from data the Human Trafficking Institute compiled for the 2019 Federal Human Trafficking Report. Findings are not a prevalence estimate of trafficking in the state but instead serve as an objective summary of federal efforts to address human trafficking in that state. The Report does not capture data from state prosecutions, state civil suits, or unreported human trafficking cases.