Wisconsin ranks 10th in the United States* in 2019 for the number of active criminal human trafficking cases making their way through federal courts. The state had 17 active cases. Federal prosecutors charged six new criminal cases, ranking Wisconsin 6th in the United States for the number of new criminal human trafficking cases. In 2019, federal courts convicted six defendants in criminal human trafficking cases, ranking Wisconsin 15th in the nation for number of defendants convicted. Federal courts ordered one out of six convicted defendants to pay restitution to their victim(s), ranking Wisconsin 27th in that 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.