Smuggling

The number of human smuggling crimes has significantly increased from 338 in the first half of 2014 to 867 in the same period of 2015. The Hungarian-Serbian border has been identified as the scene of the majority of human smuggling crimes, as local numbers increased from 231 to 396 during the period of 2014 and the first half of 2015. Serbia has the highest number of smugglers with data indicating an increase from 149 to 396 smugglers apprehended during the period of 2014 and first half of 2015.

The number of human smuggling crimes in 2016 shows a significant drop compared to 2015, (1,177 to 253). Data from 2017 indicates that the majority of recorded smugglers have been Serbian, followed by Turks and Hungarians.


Sources:
migration.iom.int
Trafficking in Persons Report 2017
The World Factbook
The World FactbookThe World DataBank – World Development Indicators
UNDP Human Development Reports
UN International Migrant Stock: The 2013 revision
UNSD Demographic Statistics
www.police.hu
United Nations Multilingual Terminology Database
World Development Indicators
World Bank staff calculation
United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs
Trends in International Migrant Stock: The 2013 Revision
UNAIDS Report on the Global AIDS Epidemic 2013
Interior Ministry of Hungary 
Maps by Matthew Chwastyk and Ryan Williams, National Geographic
Seeming Project The Economist: More vacancies than visitors, Sept 19th 2015  ​
USDS 2017 Trafficking in Persons report
Hungarian Central Statistical Office
​World Bank - Migration and Remittances Factbook 2016
Eurostat - Asylum quarterly report
European Commission
Asylum Information Database (AIDA)