Human trafficking: Did you know?

Learn more about human trafficking in the U.S. and globally

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Every year, human traffickers generate billions of dollars in profits by victimizing millions of people around the world and here in the United States. Human trafficking is considered to be one of the fastest growing criminal industries in the world and the second largest.
Resources and statistics provided by Christa Wiens
Fresno Pacific University is offering this Central Valley Justice Coalition self-paced class that should take about 3-4 hours to complete and will give people a solid introduction to the issue of human trafficking, how it happens, where it happens, what it looks like, and what we can do about it. Learn more here.

When does sex or labor trafficking begin?

Modern day trafficking is a form of slavery

Human trafficking is a form of slavery where people profit from the control and exploitation of others.

Illicit massage businesses

More than 9,000 illicit massage businesses (IMBs) are open for business in the United States. Evidence suggests that many of the thousands of women engaging in prostitution in IMBs are victims of human trafficking.

National Human Trafficking Hotline



The explosive and pervasive distribution and consumption of pornography fuels sex trafficking.
According to the National Center on Sexual Exploitation, 64% of young people, ages 13–24, actively seek out pornography weekly or more often.
And according to Google Analytics, porn searches skyrocket by 4,700% when kids are out of school.
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  1. I really appreciate the efforts you put into the statistics of human trafficking, which has become a major problem in the world.

    It is so scary to see how fast this activity has grown out of control. It became more terrorizing than secret societies. The victims are all over the world and the worst thing is nobody seems to address it properly.

    In most of the cases, you could feel a hand of a prominent leader in the crimes and it has become the world’s biggest criminal industry because it involves all sort of immoral and illegal activities.

    The other thing we should bear in mind is that the figures of the statistics are far to be traced to the reality. The traffic is happening everywhere around us every day. It takes different forms and methods depending on the societies.

    Comment submitted by: Patrice Assiongbon Sowanou


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