•HUMAN TRAFFICKING in Rural America
• 2017 Victims and Survivors Identified - 3875
•70% - 75% Adult Prostitution Report CSA
•Sex Related - 3186 Labor Related - 689
•Female – 3698 Male - 607* Adult - 2812 Minor - 1438
•Human trafficking is a crime involving the exploitation of someone for the purposes of compelled labor or a commercial sex act through the use of force, fraud, or coercion. Human trafficking affects every community in the United States across age, gender, ethnicity, and socio-economic backgrounds.
•Sex trafficking is the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, obtaining, patronizing, or solicitation of a person for the purposes of a commercial sex act, in which the commercial sex act is induced by force, fraud, or coercion, or in which the person induced to perform such an act has not attained 18 years of age (22 USC § 7102).
•Labor trafficking is the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for labor or services, through the use of force, fraud, or coercion for the purposes of subjection to involuntary servitude, peonage, debt bondage, or slavery, (22 USC § 7102).
**Minors – Are always victims’ no need of force, fraud, or coercion
Note: According to federal law, any minor under the age of 18 engaging in commercial sex is a victim of sex trafficking, regardless of the presence of force, fraud, or coercion.
If you believe you are a victim of human trafficking or may have information about a potential trafficking situation, please contact the National Human Trafficking Hotline. If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, please call 911.
The numbers we do have does not reflect the true numbers of those affected.
Millions go without help or acknowledgement everyday.
Tragically it may go on for years, hidden quite perfectly by terror.