Transportation Sector

Human Trafficking in Illicit Massage Businesses

Resource — January 1, 2018
By mapping and cross-referencing numerous publicly available datasets, Polaris found more than 9,000 illicit massage businesses operating in America.

Systemic Change Matrix: Disrupting and Preventing Human Trafficking

Resource — May 31, 2018
This matrix depicts the 25 major types of human trafficking in the United States, cross-referenced with eight highlighted systems and industries.

Traveling in Freedom: How Airlines can Play Vital Roles in Fighting Human Trafficking

Blog Post — December 20, 2018

Airline professionals have unique opportunities to interface with traffickers or victims before they reach their destination.

New Report Provides Roadmap for Industries to Join the Fight Against Human Trafficking

Blog Post — July 26, 2018

Polaris released its newest ground-breaking report on how human trafficking business models attempt to intersect with and use legitimate businesses like financial services, social media, hotels & motels, transportation systems, health care, and housing and homelessness systems to further their operations in very specific ways to recruit and exploit victims.

New Report Identifies Business Sector Intersections to Human Trafficking

July 12, 2018

Polaris released a new report detailing how traffickers exploit legitimate systems within multiple business sectors for their own profits. The analysis explores how the financial services, social media, transportation, hospitality, housing, and health care industries are being used during recruitment of victims into trafficking situations, as well as means for continued control.

Delta contributes $1M to Polaris, Supports National Human Trafficking Hotline

September 21, 2017

Delta Air Lines announced that it’s partnering with Polaris through a sponsorship that will support the organization’s activities, including operation of the National Human Trafficking Hotline

We Just Partnered with Delta Air Lines and That’s Great News for Survivors

Blog Post — September 21, 2017

With this new partnership, Delta is taking their commitment to fighting human trafficking to the next level. With their donation, they are making a critical contribution that will directly support trafficking victims and survivors.

State of Illinois, Polaris and Clear Channel Outdoor Americas Launch Anti-Human Trafficking Digital Billboard Campaign Across Chicago

March 13, 2017

Polaris and Clear Channel Outdoor Americas, together with Illinois Lieutenant Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti, launched a four week anti-human trafficking awareness campaign to run on over 20 digital billboards across the city of Chicago.

The Typology of Modern Slavery: Defining Sex and Labor Trafficking in the United States

Resource — March 1, 2017
From sex trafficking to labor trafficking, the ways humans are exploited differ greatly. Each type has unique strategies for recruiting and controlling victims and concealing the crime.

The Eyes and Ears of Our Nation's Highways

Blog Post — February 22, 2017

Truckers have been stereotyped as being buyers of commercial sex, but Truckers Against Trafficking has shifted the culture of the trucking industry.

Raising Awareness through Innovative Public/Private Partnerships: The City of Houston and Yellow Cab Houston

Blog Post — May 18, 2016

An innovative alliance between the mayor's office and a taxicab service is aiming to fight human trafficking in Houston.

Need help? Polaris operates the U.S. National Human Trafficking Hotline.