Human trafficking in the United States is a real epidemic. Most people in the United States probably never think about trafficking happening into the United States, well they should because it happens in every state and it’s getting worst. In fact, it’s a billion dollar industry worldwide. Yup, we said billion. According to the International Labor Organization, Human trafficking can see profits on a global scale of almost 150 billion and out of that 99 billion are from sexual exploitation.
Types of Trafficking:
- Sex trafficking
- Labor trafficking
- sex and labor
Human trafficking can happen anywhere at any time, not just overseas
A lot of people think human trafficking happens overseas, and it does, but what they don’t know or understand is that this kind of criminal activity happens here in the United States, and the numbers are rising to alarming rates. Not only does it happen in the states, but it’s also happening in every state.
Below are facts and figures that come from the International Labor Organization website. These figures are startling.
- There were an estimated 40.3 million people involved in modern slavery (2016)
- 24.9 million in forced labor
- 15.4 million forced into marriage
To break this down this means that there were 5.4 victims for every 1000 people of modern-day slavery around the world. These numbers are astonishing to think that these many people are victims of trafficking.
How do the United States look in terms of human trafficking. The below data will shed some light on the statistics and problems we face with this epidemic.
According to Human Trafficking Hotline, the below are the worst states in the United States in human trafficking cases that are reported by states.
This data is from 2018 and reflects human trafficking cases that have been reported by state to the Human Trafficking hotline.
Signs of Trafficking
Remember, if you’re having an emergency call 911. If you suspect human trafficking please use the contact information below. Traffickers a lot of times will exhibit certain behaviors they can be but are not limited to:
- Much older than female companions
- Jealous or violent
- Encourage victims to engage in illegal activities
- Vague about what he or she does in regards to their profession
- encourages sexual behavior
Warning signs that someone is being trafficked
- Sings of physical abuse
- Older boyfriend
- Talks about wild parties
- Sexualized behavior
To read a complete list of warning signs you can visit this website to learn more.
What to do if you suspect human trafficking
If you suspect a situation where someone is being forced into sex through force, or fraud, or other means where human trafficking is taken place you can contact the National Human Trafficking Hotline 24 hours a day, seven days a week. A toll-free hotline at 1-800-373-7888. You can view their full contact information here
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