BeFree Textline Statistics

The statistics contained on this website are based on aggregated information learned through text messages received by the BeFree Textline. The data do not define the totality of human trafficking or of a trafficking network in any given area. BeFree 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.

Click here to read statistics from the National Human Trafficking Hotline.

To protect the identity of the people we serve, BeFree does not disclose exact statistics related to venues, industries, or caller information when referenced fewer than three times.

Since 2013

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Total statistics from 03/28/13 to 03/31/16.
Since 2013

Total Texts: 
3,617
Total Cases: 
424
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Cases categorized as “High” contain a high level of indicators of human trafficking. Cases coded as “Moderate” contain several indicators of human trafficking, or resemble common trafficking scenarios but lack core details of force, fraud, or coercion.
Total Victims - Moderate: 
273
Total Victims - High: 
289
Statistics are current as of March 31, 2016.
335
SMS Communications This Year
35
Human Trafficking Cases Reported This Year
15
31
62

These statistics are non-cumulative. Cases may involve multiple victims and include males and females, foreign nationals and U.S. citizens, adults and minors. In some cases, callers do not provide demographic information.

1,472
SMS Communications This Year
177
Human Trafficking Cases Reported This Year
132
120
442

These statistics are non-cumulative. Cases may involve multiple victims and include males and females, foreign nationals and U.S. citizens, adults and minors. In some cases, callers do not provide demographic information.

1,282
SMS Communications This Year
129
Human Trafficking Cases Reported This Year
96
90
282

These statistics are non-cumulative. Cases may involve multiple victims and include males and females, foreign nationals and U.S. citizens, adults and minors. In some cases, callers do not provide demographic information.

528
SMS Communications This Year
82
Human Trafficking Cases Reported This Year
80
40
51

These statistics are non-cumulative. Cases may involve multiple victims and include males and females, foreign nationals and U.S. citizens, adults and minors. In some cases, callers do not provide demographic information.

The data displayed on this site is generated from information communicated to the BeFree Textline via SMS messages. BeFree cannot verify the accuracy of the information reported. This is not a comprehensive report on the scale or scope of human trafficking within an area. These statistics may be subject to change.