Official Statistics

National Referral Mechanism statistics UK, quarter 4 2019: October to December second edition

Statistics on referrals to the National Referral Mechanism, for potential victims of modern slavery in quarter 4 2019.



Potential victims of modern slavery in the UK that come to the attention of authorised ‘first responder’ organisations are referred to the National Referral Mechanism (NRM). Authorised ‘first responder’ organisations include local authorities, specified non-governmental organisations (NGOs), police forces and specified government agencies.

Published 2 April 2020
Last updated 24 July 2020 + show all updates
  1. Eleven referrals in quarter 4 were mistakenly categorised as ‘Criminal and Organ Harvesting’ in terms of exploitation type. These have now been corrected to ‘Domestic and Criminal’. This has affected Tables 3 - 6, 11 – 16, 21 and 22.

  2. First published.