Co-ordinated by Europol and under the lead of Austria, the operational activities of this year’s EU-wide Joint Action Day (JAD) took place between 10 and 16 October, 2016. One part of the intelligence-led police actions and controls focussed explicitly on sexual exploitation and child trafficking. During the JAD 2016, 11,161 locations were controlled, alongside 43,405 persons were checked, and 549 victims/potential victims1 identified. In addition, police controls checked 5,126 vehicles and 35,848 ID documents. Data gathered during the operations led to the launch of 102 new investigations in order to identify further suspects and victims linked to human trafficking cases across the EU. Learn more in Europol’s official press release.