Trafficking in Human Beings and the 2006 World Cup in Germany

Prior to the World Cup in Germany in 2006, there was considerable international concern that this event would contribute to a sharp increase in trafficking for sexual exploitation. This report investigates whether the number of victims of human trafficking for sexual exploitation increased during this sporting event. All data, information and experts’ statements that are available to date strongly indicate that an increase in human trafficking, during and after the World Cup did not actually occur.