Dear Security Bureau,

I am writing to make a request for the following information, for each of the years from 2016 to 2019, and for 2020 Q1 - Q2:

(1) The number of potential victims of human trafficking (“victims”) who were screened;
(2) The number of victims who were identified;
(3) Of the number in (2), a breakdown of their gender;
(4) Of the number in (2), a breakdown of their age group (under 18, 18-30, 31-40, 41 or above) at the time of victim identification;
(5) Of the number in (2), a breakdown of their immigration status at the time of victim identification;
(6) Of the number in (2), the number of victims who were foreign domestic helper visa holders before or at the time of victim identification
(7) Of the number in (2), the number of victims who made non-refoulement claims prior to victim identification; and
(8) Of the number in (2), the number of victims who made non-refoulement claims after victim identification

Thank you very much,
Rachel Li

Security Bureau

Dear Rachel,

Your application for Access to Information has been received.  The
application is now under processing.  We will get back to you as soon as
possible.

Yours Sincerely,

Oliver Lam
(for Secretary for Security)
Tel: 2810 2327

From:        Rachel Li <[FOI #482 email]>
To:        FOI requests at Security Bureau <[Security Bureau request email]>,
Date:        05/06/2020 14:57
Subject:        Freedom of Information request - Human trafficking: 2016 -
2020 Q2

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Dear Security Bureau,

I am writing to make a request for the following information, for each of
the years from 2016 to 2019, and for 2020 Q1 - Q2:

(1)                 The number of potential victims of human trafficking
(“victims”) who were screened;
(2)                 The number of victims who were identified;
(3)                 Of the number in (2), a breakdown of their gender;
(4)                 Of the number in (2), a breakdown of their age group
(under 18, 18-30, 31-40, 41 or above) at the time of victim
identification;
(5)                 Of the number in (2), a breakdown of their immigration
status at the time of victim identification;
(6)                 Of the number in (2), the number of victims who were
foreign domestic helper visa holders before or at the time of victim
identification
(7)                 Of the number in (2), the number of victims who made
non-refoulement claims prior to victim identification; and
(8)                 Of the number in (2), the number of victims who made
non-refoulement claims after victim identification

Thank you very much,
Rachel Li

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Security Bureau

Dear Rachel,

The information you requested is tabulated as follows -

  2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
(Q1)
Number of initial screenings conducted 2 515 4 710 7 554 7 576 1 706
Number of victims identified 6 9 18 3 1
Gender Male 0 4 3 0 0
Female 6 5 15 3 1
Age group Under 18 0 0 0 0 0
(at the time of victim 18 - 30 1 4 13 1 1
identification) 31 - 40 3 4 4 0 0
41 or above 2 1 1 2 0
Immigration status Foreign domestic 6 3 3 1 1
(at the time of victim helpers
identification) Overstayers 0 2 9 2 0
Visitors 0 1 5 0 0
Others 0 3 1 0 0
Number of victims who were foreign domestic 6 3 3 1 1
helpers at the time of victim identification
Number of victims who Prior to victim 0 4 5 1 0
made non-refoulement identification
claims After victim 0 0 0 1 0
identification

Please note that figures for Q2 of 2020 are not yet available.

Yours sincerely,

Oliver Lam
(for Secretary for Security)
Tel: 2810 2327

From:        SB-AIOREQ/SB/HKSARG
To:        Rachel Li <[FOI #482 email]>,
Date:        12/06/2020 08:51
Subject:        Re: Freedom of Information request - Human trafficking:
2016 - 2020 Q2

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Dear Rachel,

Your application for Access to Information has been received.  The
application is now under processing.  We will get back to you as soon as
possible.

Yours Sincerely,

Oliver Lam
(for Secretary for Security)
Tel: 2810 2327

From:        Rachel Li <[FOI #482 email]>
To:        FOI requests at Security Bureau <[Security Bureau request email]>,
Date:        05/06/2020 14:57
Subject:        Freedom of Information request - Human trafficking: 2016 -
2020 Q2

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Dear Security Bureau,

I am writing to make a request for the following information, for each of
the years from 2016 to 2019, and for 2020 Q1 - Q2:

(1)                 The number of potential victims of human trafficking
(“victims”) who were screened;
(2)                 The number of victims who were identified;
(3)                 Of the number in (2), a breakdown of their gender;
(4)                 Of the number in (2), a breakdown of their age group
(under 18, 18-30, 31-40, 41 or above) at the time of victim
identification;
(5)                 Of the number in (2), a breakdown of their immigration
status at the time of victim identification;
(6)                 Of the number in (2), the number of victims who were
foreign domestic helper visa holders before or at the time of victim
identification
(7)                 Of the number in (2), the number of victims who made
non-refoulement claims prior to victim identification; and
(8)                 Of the number in (2), the number of victims who made
non-refoulement claims after victim identification

Thank you very much,
Rachel Li

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Dear Mr Lam,

Thank you for the information. Can you kindly attach your reply in pdf format please? The table in your reply is not displaying properly on the accessinfo website.

Kind Regards,

Rachel Li

Security Bureau

1 Attachment

Dear Rachel,

The information you requested is attached -

Yours sincerely,

Oliver Lam
(for Secretary for Security)
Tel: 2810 2327

From:        Rachel Li <[FOI #482 email]>
To:        FOI requests at Security Bureau <[Security Bureau request email]>,
Date:        22/06/2020 11:33
Subject:        Re: Freedom of Information request - Human trafficking:
2016 - 2020 Q2

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Dear Mr Lam,

Thank you for the information.  Can you kindly attach your reply in pdf
format please? The table in your reply is not displaying properly on the
accessinfo website.

Kind Regards,

Rachel Li

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