Sex trafficking occurs when victims are forced, defrauded including false promises , or coerced including threats against the victim or family member into performing commercial sex, OR when a person under the age of 18 engages in commercial sex. Sex trafficking may occur in a variety of locations, including strip clubs, massage establishments, delivery or escort services, brothels, hotels, truck stops, or on public streets. Labor trafficking occurs when individuals are forced, defrauded such as through false promises , or coerced including threats against the victim or family members into performing labor or services. Labor trafficking may include situations of forced labor, requiring victims to work to pay off debts, and involuntary child labor. It can happen on farms, or in bars, private residences, factories, hotels, restaurants, travelling sales crews, and peddling rings.
Canadian Human Trafficking Hotline
The National Hotline has handled 51, cases since , comprising one of the largest publicly available data sets on human trafficking in the United States. These aggregated, anonymized data help illuminate otherwise hidden trends, risk factors, methods of control, and other variables that allow this crime to manifest across the country. With these tools, we can better respond to and prevent human trafficking. Download the Fact Sheet Locations of likely human trafficking cases in
2018 U.S. National Human Trafficking Hotline Statistics
Human Trafficking Hotline Human trafficking includes sex trafficking and labor trafficking, and is often referred to as 'modern day slavery. Human Trafficking is currently the second largest growing criminal enterprise in the country. Commercial sexual exploitation of a child is the use of any person under the age of 18 for sexual purposes in exchange for cash or favors. It can occur between a child and a customer, the trafficker, or even a family member.
The Hotline Response Advocates will connect callers to support and services and will also take tips, answer questions and forward information, when appropriate, to law enforcement. The hotline provides the following services: crisis response to people being trafficked referrals to social service providers and law enforcement as requested tip receipt and reporting general information provision tools and resources to build community responses to trafficking The Canadian Human Trafficking Hotline responds to all forms of human trafficking including both sex and labour trafficking. The hotline provides assistance to and on behalf of minors, adults, males, females, transgender individuals, gender non-conforming individuals, citizens, permanent residents, and foreign nationals.