In Maryland, two new criminal human trafficking cases were filed in federal courts in 2021. Six defendants were convicted. 100 percent (3) of new defendants were charged with sex trafficking, and zero percent (0) were charged with forced labor. Maryland federal courts ordered two of six convicted criminal human trafficking defendants to pay restitution to their victim(s) in 2021, continuing a trend of decline of restitution ordered in the state in recent years.

*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.