Human trafficking generates billions of dollars in profits every year by victimizing millions of people in the United States and around the world. Traffickers are estimated to exploit 20.9 million victims, with an estimated 1.5 million victims in North America alone.Top Venues/Industries for Labor Trafficking (Number of Cases)
Domestic Work: (100)
Traveling Sales Crews: (57)
Restaurant/Food Service: (44)
Health and Beauty Services: (28)
Top Venues/Industries for Sex Trafficking (Number of Cases)
Commercial-Front Brothels (321)
Online Ad, Venue Unknown (258)
Residential Brothels (163)
Reported Cases in the U.S.
Human trafficking continues to go underreported due to its covert nature, misconceptions about its definition, and a lack of awareness about its indicators.
- 4168 Human Trafficking Cases Reported this year
- 3093 Sex Trafficking Cases Reported this year
- 16,678 Calls to Human/Sex Trafficking Hotline this year