2015 Hotline Statistics

Date Published: 
January, 2016

Our new statistics report provides 2015 data from the National Human Trafficking Resource Center hotline, Polaris's BeFree Textline, and communications referencing overseas cases.

Key facts:

  • In 2015, the National Human Trafficking Resource Center received 21,947 calls, 1,535 webforms, and 1,275 emails.
  • The BeFree Textline received 1,472 SMS messages.
  • Of the above signals, 5,973 referenced potential cases of human trafficking.
  • Human trafficking occurred in all 50 states in 2015.
  • 252 of the human trafficking cases reported occurred overseas.
  • In total, 25,696 trafficking cases have been reported through the NHTRC and Polaris’s BeFree Textline since December 2007.
  • More than 1,600 survivors of human trafficking reached out for help in 2015—a 24% increase over 2014.
  • The top venue for sex trafficking was commercial front brothels.
  • The top industry for labor trafficking was domestic work.

You can view the resource below.