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Slavery is illegal everywhere and many countries are adopting protocols for combating the trafficking of people Department of Justice estimates 18,000 people are trafficked into the U.S. every year Trafficking Victim Protection Act (TVPA) broadened the definition of human trafficking and established the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons2 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report ranks countries on their anti-human trafficking efforts, with penalties for those with lower rankings TVPA adopted in San Jose Police Department Human Trafficking Task Force: © 2013 Bay Area Anti-Trafficking Coalition.

 

Every 10 Minutes a Woman or Child is Trafficked Into The United States For Forced Labor
Every 10 Minutes a Woman or Child is Trafficked Into The United States For Forced Labor

 

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Introduction

Human Trafficking

Trafficking in persons is a serious crime and a grave violation of human rights. Every year, thousands of men, women and children fall into the hands of traffickers, in their own countries and abroad. Almost every country in the world is affected by trafficking, whether as a country of origin, transit or destination for victims. 

Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery in which traffickers use force, fraud, or coercion to control victims for the purpose of engaging in commercial sex acts or labor services against his/her will.

Sex trafficking has been found in a wide variety of venues within the sex industry, including residential brothels,  escort services, fake massage businesses, strip clubs, and street prostitution.

Labor trafficking has been found in diverse labor settings including, domestic work, small businesses, large farms, and factories.

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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. 

Text the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 233733.

Chat the National Human Trafficking Hotline via www.humantraffickinghotline.org/chat

Submit a tip online through the anonymous online reporting form below. However, please note that if the situation is urgent or occurred within the last 24 hours we would encourage you to call, text or chat.

 

Hotline Statistics

The National Human Trafficking Hotline maintains one of the most extensive data sets on the issue of human trafficking in the United States. The statistics contained on this website are based on aggregated information learned through signals — phone calls, emails, and online tip reports — received by the Hotline. The data do not define the totality of human trafficking or of a trafficking network in any given area. The National Hotline uses this data to help human trafficking victims and survivors and to provide the anti-trafficking field with information to help combat all forms of human trafficking.

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The National Human Trafficking Hotline connects victims and survivors of sex and labor trafficking with services and supports to get help and stay safe. The National Hotline also receives tips about potential situations of sex and labor trafficking and facilitates reporting that information to the appropriate authorities in certain cases.

The toll-free phone and SMS text lines and live online chat function are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Help is available in English or Spanish, or in more than 200 additional languages through an on-call interpreter.

Hearing and speech-impaired individuals can contact the Hotline by dialing 711, the free national access number that connects to Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS).

The National Hotline serves all individuals who reach out for our services regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or any other factor protected by local, state, or federal law.

Correspondence with the National Hotline is confidential and you may request assistance or report a tip anonymously. Read more information on our confidentiality policy here.

Please note that Hotline staff are focused on assisting victims and survivors and are not able to assist with student projects or respond to general inquiries at this time. We appreciate your interest and urge you to learn more by reading through our site or going to polarisproject.org.