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Modern slavery cases in UK top 10,000 in 2013 - analysts

Published:Saturday | November 29, 2014 | 12:13 PM

Analysts at the British Home Office believe that there were between 10 and 13,000 victims of slavery in the United Kingdom last year.

The Home Office says it has since launched a strategy to help tackle slavery.

Modern slave victims are said to include women forced into prostitution and domestic employment, as well as workers in fields and factories.

Observers say the figure for 2013 marks the first time the British government has captured an official estimate of the scale of the problem.

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