Victims of crime who contact support services for help or receive compensation from cantonal damages and compensation authorities. Assistance to victims includes consultations, emergency aid and longer-term aid from support services. Cantonal damages and compensation authorities can grant financial compensation and/or reparations.
Key figures on number of victims who contact a victim support service for help
Key figures on requests by victims to cantonal authorities for compensation and reparations
The internationally agreed definition of human trafficking is the “recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring or receipt of persons for the purpose of exploitation”. “Exploitation” means the exploitation of a person for sexual purposes, forced labour or the removal of human organs. A distinction is made between human trafficking and human smuggling. The latter describes facilitated entry to another country against payment.