What is Human Trafficking?
Human trafficking is the trade of humans by force its a modern day version of slavery. Human trafficking can occur within a country or trans-nationally.
- Federal anti-trafficking task forces open 2,500 suspected cases of human trafficking a year at least
- 82% of suspected incidents were classified as sex trafficking and nearly half of these involved victims under the age of 18.--
- Approximately 10% of the incidents were classified as labor trafficking.--
Human trafficking victims have no say
How To Identify A Human Trafficking Victim
- Seems anxious, fearful or paranoid. Avoids eye contact.
- Tearfulness or signs of depression.Unexplained bruises or cuts or other signs of physical abuse.
- Appears to be in a relationship with someone who is dominating.
- Never is alone and/or always has someone translating or answering questions on their behalf.
- Not in control of their own finances.Presents with secrecy or unable to answer questions about where they live.
- -Inconsistent details when telling their story.Has no identification such as a license, passport or other ID documents.Inability to leave their job or residence.
- Says they cannot schedule appointments.Being a recent arrival to the United States and does not speak English.
Human Trafficking help hotline- 1 (888) 373-7888
Human Trafficking is a modern day of slavery