Ohio ranks 14th in the United States* in 2019 for the number of active criminal human trafficking cases making their way through federal courts. The state had 12 active cases. Federal prosecutors charged four new criminal cases, ranking Ohio 9th in the United States for the number of new criminal human trafficking cases. In 2019, federal courts convicted eight defendants in criminal human trafficking cases, ranking Ohio 11th in the nation for number of defendants convicted. Federal courts ordered two out of seven convicted defendants to pay restitution to their victim(s), ranking Ohio 20th in the nation for percentage of defendants ordered to pay restitution.

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*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.