In 2009 there were 66 cases of potential and suspected victims of trafficking made to the GNIB. Of these 17 were minors, 40 were in the asylum process,15 required an immigration permission, 5 were minors in the care of the HSE and 4 were EU citizens and did not require permission to remain in the State and 2 voluntarily left the State. The majority of victims came from Africa (46), followed by Asia (12) and then the EU (6). (Anti-Human Trafficking Unit, Summary Report of Trafficking in Human Beings in Ireland for 2009).
In 2010 there were 69 cases of alleged trafficking in human beings involving 78 alleged victims reported to An Garda Síochána. Of the 78 persons 56 were victims of sexual exploitation, 19 were victims of labour exploitation and 3 victims of an uncategorised exploitation. Females accounted for 78% of all victims. Out of the alleged 56 victims of sexual exploitation 41 were adults and 15 were minors.
In the case of labour exploitation 18 were adults and 1 was a minor. Similarly to 2009 the majority of victims came from Africa (42). However, following Africa was Europe: persons from Europe included 17 from EU Member States (excluding Ireland), 6 from Ireland and 3 from European countries outside of the EU. There were 10 victims from Asia. (Anti-Human Trafficking Unit, Summary Report of Trafficking in Human Beings in Ireland for 2010)