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Table 1 Comparison of pre-COVID-19 report rankings of trafficking crimes by profits, costs, and seriousness

From: In the post-COVID-19 era, is the illegal wildlife trade the most serious form of trafficking?

Report emphasis Wildlife trafficking Drug trafficking Weapons trafficking Human trafficking
Illegal profits (May, 2017) 3 1 4 2
Economic and social costs (Fell et al., 2019) N/A 1 3 2
Seriousness (Forte et al., 2017) 4 1 3 2
  1. Ranking from 1 to 4 with 1 being the highest ranked