Human trafficking is an increasing issue around the world today. There are many different jobs people are taken to work for some types of work are prostitution, farm work, cleaning, childcare, and sweatshop work. People in trafficking often work in hotels as slaves, and they make a lot of everyday resources. 80% of trafficking is for sexual use, 20% is labor explosion.
Most of trafficking is made up of women and girls, there are some men but the women are frequently used for sex trade. There are approximately 20-30 million people involved in trafficking. The women make up 55% (11.4 million) of the trafficking world, the men make up 45% (9.5 million). On average 14,500- 17,500 people are brought into the United States each year.
Top 5 most common states are New York, Ohio, Florida, Texas, and California. In California, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego are the prime places for trafficking especially for sex trade. Places that are close to the Mexican borders like California and Texas it makes it easier for criminals to smuggle people. All these state use trafficking for sex trade.
600,000- 800,000 people are taken across international borders each year. The most common trafficked countries around the world are China, Russia, and Uzbekistan. Most people are taken in Mexico and East Asia.
There are many disturbing ways “owner's” control victims like taking their ID’s, passport, threatening to deport them, threatening to hurt their family, convincing them they owe the owner money, and not having them come in contact with the outside world. In some cases the victims are taught to hate the police, so they will not try to escape. The slaves are under 24/7 surveillance, most of the time they are imprisoned. If they disobeyed they would be beaten, threatened with violence, or killed.
The tiers show how much the governments in these countries have made changes to these issues.
Tier 1: Governments that have done minimum
Tier 2: Governments that have done less than minimum but are trying to get to that level
Tier 2 Watchlist: Governments that are doing less than minimum but are trying very hard to change.
Tier 3: Governments that are below minimum, and are not making changes
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