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 12/31/2017.
Since 2013

Total Texts: 
6,398
Total Cases: 
787
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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: 
641
Total Victims - High: 
555
Statistics are current as of 12/30/2017.
1,942
SMS Communications This Year
235
Human Trafficking Cases Reported This Year
154
249
313

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.

1,195
SMS Communications This Year
172
Human Trafficking Cases Reported This Year
104
160
196

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.

1,454
SMS Communications This Year
172
Human Trafficking Cases Reported This Year
148
116
429

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.

1,280
SMS Communications This Year
127
Human Trafficking Cases Reported This Year
117
56
283

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.

527
SMS Communications This Year
81
Human Trafficking Cases Reported This Year
32
60
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.