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Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is a pervasive, global problem with acute consequences for the survivors. Human trafficking, according to the U.S. Department of State, is a form of modern-day slavery involving the recruitment, harboring, or obtaining a person for labor or services, through force, fraud, coercion or threat for the purpose of exploitation. There are an estimated 40 million slaves in the world today - that’s more than at any other point in human history. Human trafficking is the fastest growing criminal enterprise worldwide, with estimated total profits of $150 billion.

Human trafficking is happening right here in the United States:

  • More than 49,000 total cases of human trafficking have been reported to the Hotline in the last 10 years.
  • According to the National Human Trafficking Hotline reported call data, there were 5,147 sex trafficking cases reported in the first half of 2018 alone.
  • The 2018 Federal Human Trafficking Report found that more than 94% of active criminal cases for human trafficking involved sex trafficking.
  • Of the active sex trafficking cases in the U.S. in 2018, 67.8% involved child victims.

Polaris Project Overview

2019 Federal Trafficking Report 

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