In Georgia, six new criminal human trafficking cases were filed in federal courts in 2021. Five defendants were convicted. 84 percent (26) of active defendants were charged with sex trafficking, and 16 percent (5) were charged with forced labor. Georgia federal courts ordered 60 percent (three of five) of convicted criminal human trafficking defendants to pay restitution to their victim(s) in 2021. This is an increase after several years of decline in convictions and restitution orders since 2016.

*Each State Report’s findings are derived from data the Human Trafficking Institute compiled for the 2020 Federal Human Trafficking Report. Findings are not a prevalence
estimate of trafficking in the state but instead serve as an objective summary of federal efforts to address human trafficking in that state. The Report does not capture
data from state prosecutions, federal or state civil suits, or unreported human trafficking cases.