Modern slavery referrals rocket

By Dan Peters and Ann McGauran | 15 March 2019

Referrals of potential victims of modern slavery made by councils have soared tenfold in five years, new figures have shown.

Latest National Crime Agency statistics showed the number of council referrals of suspected victims of modern slavery to the national referral mechanism (NRM) has risen from 131 in 2013 to 1,306 in 2018.

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