Virgin Islands

In the Virgin Islands, zero new criminal human trafficking cases were filed in federal courts in 2021. One defendant was convicted. 100 percent (4) of active defendants were charged with sex trafficking, and zero percent (0) were charged with forced labor. Since zero criminal human trafficking defendants were convicted in Virgin Islands federal court, none were ordered to pay restitution to their victim(s) in 2021. Federal courts in the Virgin Islands last ordered a convicted human 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.