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Human Trafficking: Sentencing

Volume 486: debated on Thursday 15 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average sentence was for those convicted of human trafficking offences over the last five years. (243300)

The sentences imposed by the courts on those convicted of human trafficking ranges from suspended sentences to 14 years imprisonment.

The average length of sentence however for the offence of human trafficking is 4.69 years although it should be noted in many cases those convicted are serving longer terms of imprisonment as result of convictions for other related offences such as rape, inciting prostitution or immigration related offences.