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National Human Trafficking Hotline
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National Human Trafficking Hotline
Hours: 24 hours, 7 days a week. Languages: English, Spanish.
Human Trafficking is the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring or receipt of people through force, fraud or deception, with the aim of exploiting them for profit. Men, women and children of all ages and from all backgrounds can become victims of this crime, which occurs in every region of the world.
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What is the #1 state for human trafficking?
Human Trafficking Statistics #States
Human Trafficking Victims Recorded
1 California 2,122
2 Texas 1,702
3 Florida 1,253
4 New York 639
How do human traffickers pick their victims?
Traffickers often look for people who are desperate and in need of money. They might also target lonely individuals who are more likely to trust strangers and be influenced by them. They often approach their victims at bus stops, train stations, or the street. In exchange for work, they may offer food or shelter .Feb 28, 2023
What are the 6 types of human trafficking?
Domestic Servitude. “Domestic servitude” is a form of forced labor in which the trafficker requires a victim to perform work in a private residence. ...
Forced Child Labor. ...
Child Sex Trafficking. ...
Debt Bondage. ...
State-Sponsored Human Trafficking.
Who do human traffickers target?
But as is the case in many crimes of exploitation and abuse, human traffickers often prey upon members of marginalized communities and other vulnerable individuals, including children in the child welfare system or children who have been involved in the juvenile justice system; runaway and homeless youth; unaccompanied ...Jun 26, 2023
Why do people get trafficked?
Instead, human trafficking is fueled by a demand for cheap labor, services, and for commercial sex. Human traffickers are those who employ force, fraud, or coercion to victimize others in their desire to profit from the existing demand.
What gender is trafficked the most?
While boys and men are victims as well, most individuals identified as trafficked for both labor and commercial sex are women and girls. Apr 24, 2023
Who is most at risk for human trafficking?
Additional Risk Factors
Individuals experiencing poverty &/or homelessness.
Person or family history of abuse/neglect/substance abuse.
Personal or family history of untreated mental health issues.
Domestic Workers and Sex Industry Workers.
How can you tell if someone is being trafficked?
Showing signs of physical injuries and abuse. Avoiding eye contact, social interaction, and authority figures/law enforcement. Seeming to adhere to scripted or rehearsed responses in social interaction. Lacking official identification documents.
How do you identify human trafficking?
Human Trafficking Indicators
Living with employer.
Poor living conditions.
Multiple people in cramped space.
Inability to speak to individual alone.
Answers appear to be scripted and rehearsed.
Employer is holding identity documents.
Signs of physical abuse.
Submissive or fearful.
How common is human trafficking?
With an estimated 27.6 million victims worldwide at any given time, human traffickers prey on people of all ages, backgrounds, and nationalities, exploiting them for their own profit.
Who buys trafficked humans?
They could be your co-worker, doctor, pastor or spouse. “They're in all walks of life,” a 17-year-old survivor from the Midwest, trafficked when she was 15, said about the more than 150 men who purchased her in a month. “Some could be upstanding people in the community. Jan 30, 2018
How do traffickers get caught?
Investigations often begin through: Tips from the public. Calls to the National Human Trafficking Resource Center Hotline. A referral from a law enforcement agency.
How do you not get trafficked?
Below, find some tips to protect yourself and your loved ones against human trafficking:
Set strict privacy settings. ...
Beware of strange friend requests. ...
Don't overshare. ...
Beware of advertisements that seem too good to be true. ...
Flag it, don't share it! ...
Know the warning signs of trafficking. ...
Get help or raise the alarm.
What are red flags for human trafficking?
Person seems overly fearful, submissive, tense, or paranoid. Person is deferring to another person before giving information. Person has physical injuries or branding such as name tattoos on face or chest, tattoos about money and sex, or pimp phrases. Clothing is inappropriately sexual or inappropriate for weather.
What is most human trafficking for?
Sexual exploitation and forced labor
The most common form of human trafficking detected by national authorities is trafficking for the purpose of sexual exploitation.
Where do human traffickers hang out?
These gifts are used as a means to lure potential victims. Traffickers may also seek to groom a target by simply being a “shoulder to lean on” or confidant, and they often use public retail spaces like malls and restaurants for their inconspicuous setting. Dec 10, 2019
How do traffickers lure their victims?
Many sex traffickers lure victims by providing basic survival needs. They systematically provide distorted versions of higher needs to manipulate victims. Using threats, force and coercion, traffickers exploit the fact that, for many victims, “the life” may be their first experience of 'family' and belonging.
What to do if you spot human trafficking?
Call the National Human Trafficking Hotline toll-free hotline at 1-888-373-7888: Anti-Trafficking Hotline Advocates are available 24/7 to take reports of potential human trafficking.
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