In Montana, zero new criminal human trafficking cases were filed in federal courts in 2021. One defendant was convicted. 100 percent (7) of active defendants were charged with sex trafficking, and zero percent (0) were charged with forced labor. Montana federal courts ordered one of one convicted criminal human trafficking defendants to pay restitution to their victim(s) in 2021. This is an increase from 2020, when federal courts did not convict, and thus did not order, any convicted Montana human trafficking defendants to pay restitution.

*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.