Estimating the prevalence of trafficking in persons in Norway using the Multiple Systems Estimation methodology

The project will test a methodology to estimate the extent of human trafficking in Norway and contribute to better regional and international estimates by participating in the work of the UN Office on Drugs and Organised Crime (UNODC) to develop Multiple Systems Estimation (MSE) in different countries and regions. There are currently no such reliable estimates of human trafficking in Norway and there is a high demand for reliable statistics in this area. MSE is a variant of the capture-recapture method, which UNODC has adapted to data on human trafficking.


Project period

  • Start:
    June 2020
  • End:
    April 2022

Commissioned by

  • National Police Directorate


Sustainable development goals