Puerto Rico

In Puerto Rico, one new criminal human trafficking case was filed in federal courts in 2021. Two defendants were convicted. 100 percent (1) of new defendants were charged with sex trafficking, and zero percent (0) were charged with forced labor. Two defendants were excluded from restitution calculations because there were no identified victims in their cases, thus Puerto Rico federal court ordered zero convicted criminal human trafficking defendants to pay restitution to their victim(s) in 2021. Federal courts last ordered a convicted Puerto Rico trafficking defendant to pay restitution in 2019.

*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.