Code of the District of Columbia

§ 22–1841. Data collection and dissemination.

(a) For the purposes of this section, the term:

(1) "Persons engaged in human trafficking or human trafficking-related crimes" includes:

(A) Any person who attempts to recruit, entice, harbor, transport, provide, or obtain, or successfully recruits, entices, harbors, transports, provides, or obtains, by any means, another person, intending or knowing that the person will be subjected to forced labor or services; and

(B) Any person who purchases or receives the benefits of commercial sex acts, sexual performance, labor, or services by victims of human trafficking or human trafficking-related crimes.

(2) "Human trafficking-related crimes" means pimping, pandering, procuring, operating a house of prostitution, keeping a bawdy or disorderly house, possessing a sexual performance by a minor, visa fraud, document fraud, and assisting in unlawful entry into the United States, as well as violations of §§ 22-1832, 22-1833, 22-1834, 22-1835, and 22-1836.

(3) "Victim" means any person who has suffered a physical, mental, or emotional injury as a direct or indirect result of human trafficking or a human trafficking-related crime.

(b) The District, in cooperation with appropriate criminal justice agencies, shall collect statistical data related to human trafficking. The data shall include:

(1) Numbers of investigations, arrests, prosecutions, and convictions of traffickers and those committing human trafficking-related crimes;

(2) Numbers of and demographic characteristics of persons engaged in human trafficking or human trafficking-related crimes, including age, race, sex;

(3) Numbers of and demographic characteristics of victims, including age, race, sex, national origin, and current citizenship; and

(4) Human trafficking routes and patterns in and out of the District of Columbia.

(c) The Mayor shall elicit the cooperation and assistance of other government agencies, and non-government organizations as appropriate, to assist in the data collection required under subsection (b) of this section. The appropriate authorities in each agency shall make best efforts to collect information relevant to tracking progress on human trafficking.

(d) The District shall publish, periodically and not less than once every 36 months, a report of all current statistical data described in subsection (b) of this section.

(e) Repealed.