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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.

Reaching Out for Help: A Guide for LGBTQ Youth on How to Receive Support and Services from the National Human Trafficking Hotline

December, 2016

Reaching Out guides LGBTQ youth through the process of contacting the National Human Trafficking Hotline and Polaris’s BeFree Textline and reinforces that these spaces are safe, inclusive, and identify-affirming.

Staying Safe: Tips for LGBTQ Youth for How to Protect Yourself and Your Community from Human Trafficking

November, 2016

While traffickers target many vulnerable populations, there are some circumstances or risk factors that human traffickers often try to exploit for their own profit, such as homelessness, or past hi

Fighting Human Trafficking Across the U.S.-Mexico Border

October, 2016

Every day, powerful criminal networks and individual traffickers on both sides of the border recruit people for labor or sexual exploitation.

More Than Drinks for Sale: Sex Trafficking in U.S. Cantinas and Bars

September, 2016

Across the United States, thousands of Latina women are prisoners of the sex trafficking industry in bars and cantinas. These women are victims of an underground sex economy, run by traffickers who go largely untouched.