On-Ramps, Intersections, and Exit Routes: A Roadmap for Systems and Industries to Prevent and Disrupt Human Trafficking

July, 2018

Human traffickers exploit legitimate systems within multiple business sectors for their own profits.

Hidden in Plain Sight: How Corporate Secrecy Facilitates Human Trafficking in Illicit Massage Parlors

April, 2018

The laws governing business registration are almost tailor-made for massage parlor traffickers to hide behind.

Video: Now We Know

December, 2017

In 2017 we celebrated the 10 year anniversary of the creation of the National Human Trafficking Hotline.

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

March, 2017

From sex trafficking within escort services to labor trafficking of farmworkers, the ways humans are exploited differ greatly.

2016 Hotline Statistics

January, 2017

Our new statistics report provides 2016 data from the National Human Trafficking Resource Center hotline, Polaris's BeFree Textline, and communications referencing overseas cases. Through these hotlines, Polaris has the largest available data set on human trafficking in the United States.