2019 Andhra Pradesh reported 245 cases of human trafficking under the Indian Penal Code. This formed a share of 10.8% of the total number of human trafficking cases reported. Andhra Pradesh reported the second highest share of human trafficking cases after Maharashtra
The number of cases reported in Andhra Pradesh have increased by a small margin in the last two years, with 218 cases reported in 2017 and 240 in 2018.
398 of the 399 victims trafficked were females, and all of the 425 victims rescued were females. Majority of the victims were trafficked for the purpose of Sexual Exploitation for Prostitution. Of the total victims being trafficked for this purpose, Andhra Pradesh has the third highest number.
Of the total number of cases reported, 99.4% cases were charge sheeted. There was a conviction rate of 21.8% with only 52 cases resulting in conviction of the 238 in which trial was completed. This number, however, was the highest number of convictions by any state. The number of persons arrested and convicted in Andhra Pradesh were substantially larger compared to the other states