Quarter 2 Statistics (1 April to 30 June 2020)
2,209 potential victims of modern slavery were referred to the NRM: a 23% decrease from the preceding quarter, and a 5% decrease from the same quarter in 2019.
Of the 2,209 potential victims, 75% (1,650) claimed exploitation in the UK only, whilst 15% (339) claimed the exploitation took place overseas only.
Just over a third (38%) of the referrals were for individuals claiming exploitation as adults, with the remainder claiming exploitation as children (58%) or their age at exploitation was unknown (4%).
Labour exploitation was the most common exploitation type for adult potential victims, whilst criminal exploitation was most commonly reported for child potential victims.
Potential victims from the UK, Albania and Vietnam were the three most common nationalities referred to the NRM, as in the preceding quarter.
(Home Office, 2020, Modern Slavery: National Referral Mechanism and Duty to Notify Statistics)