North Dakota

In North Dakota, one new criminal human trafficking case was filed in federal court in 2021. One defendant was convicted. 100 percent (1) of new defendants were charged with sex trafficking, and zero percent were charged with forced labor. North Dakota federal courts ordered one of one convicted criminal human trafficking defendants to pay restitution to their victim(s) in 2021. Federal courts last ordered a convicted North Dakota trafficking defendant to pay restitution in 2017.

*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.