Minnesota ranks 31st in the United States* in 2019 for the number of active criminal human trafficking cases making their way through federal courts. The state had six active criminal cases. Federal prosecutors charged one new criminal case, ranking Minnesota 28th in the United States for the number of new criminal human trafficking cases. In 2019, federal courts convicted 26 defendants in criminal human trafficking cases, ranking Minnesota 3rd in the nation for the number of defendants convicted. Federal courts ordered 18 out of 26 convicted defendants to pay restitution to their victim(s), ranking Minnesota 8th in that 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.