Human trafficking in the US. This report analyzes data from the National Human Trafficking Hotline spanning January 2020 to August 2022. Despite the global crisis, trafficking persisted, with the report shedding light on the nuanced trends and impacts observed during these challenging years.
By exploring its top findings, the report aims to provide insights into how trafficking continued or transformed amidst the pandemic. The data, collected primarily for victim assistance, outlines trends observed in trafficking situations reported during the specified timeframe.
In sex trafficking situations, a staggering 37% of potential victims were minors, while in labor trafficking, 9% were minors. Sex trafficking predominantly victimized females, constituting 80% of victims, and overall, 66% of victims in sex and labor trafficking were female. Notably, labor trafficking exhibited a distinct pattern, with a majority of victims being male when gender was identified.
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