STATS & FACTS
LOCAL, NATIONAL & BEYOND
What is human trafficking?
The United Nations defines human trafficking as the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring, or receipt of persons by improper means (such as force, abduction, fraud, or coercion) for an improper purpose including forced labor or sexual exploitation (NIJ).
What is sex trafficking?
The act of forcing or manipulating another person to have sex or engage in sexual behaviors for the monetary gain of someone else (in exchange for something of value – money, drugs, housing, food, etc.) (Sanders).