‘Mapping the contours of modern
slavery’ project was initially a
collaboration between the University
of Manchester, Greater Manchester
Police (GMP) and University of Leeds.
The main aim of the collaboration
was to map the contours of modern
slavery as they appeared in 2015 data
recorded for the Greater Manchester
area by GMP and the Modern Slavery
Human Trafficking Unit (MSHTU)
– formerly the United Kingdom
Human Trafficking Centre (UKHTC).
Conducted over 12 months in 2016/17,
the research mapped the victims,
suspects and geographical distribution
of the cases known to GMP in 2015.