More Than 12 Million Are 'Modern Slaves' Worldwide, Report Finds

06/15/2010 02:28 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

A sobering new report from the State Department finds that more than 12 million people worldwide are victims of "trafficking in persons" -- trapped in forced labor, bonded labor or forced prostitution. But just 4,166 people were convicted of trafficking last year, the report says.

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