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National Referral Statistics for the first quarter of 2020

The Home Office has published Modern Slavery National Referral Statistics for the first quarter of 2020.

Q1 2020 NRM statistics

In quarter 1 2020, 2,871 potential victims of modern slavery were referred to the NRM, this is a 14% decrease from the previous quarter (although a 33% increase from the same quarter in 2019).  This is the 1st quarter-on-quarter decrease since the 3rd quarter of 2016.  The decrease in this quarter is thought to be as a result of the restrictions as part of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.   Labour exploitation was the most common exploitation type for adult potential victims, whilst criminal exploitation was most commonly reported for child potential victims.