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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