New Jersey

In New Jersey, one new criminal human trafficking case was filed in federal court in 2021. Zero defendants were convicted. 100 percent (1) of new defendants were charged with sex trafficking, and zero percent (0) were charged with forced labor. Since zero criminal human trafficking defendants were convicted in New Jersey federal court, none were ordered to pay restitution to their victim(s) in 2021. This was a decrease from 2020, where one of one New Jersey convicted human trafficking defendant was ordered 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.