The U.S. National Human Trafficking Hotline provides victims and survivors of sex and labor trafficking with vital support and options to get help and stay safe. These options could include connecting callers with emergency shelter, transportation, trauma counselors, local law enforcement, or a range of other services and support.
The Trafficking Hotline has handled 63,380 situations of human trafficking since Polaris began operating it in 2007. Those situations comprise the largest known data set on human trafficking in the United States. With these tools, we can better respond to and prevent human trafficking.
Education is the key to expanding the reach and effectiveness of the Trafficking Hotline. It’s important for people to know the scope of sex and labor trafficking, the types of human trafficking, common targets of trafficking, and how to get help. Learn about our 2019 human trafficking statistics and then share the infographics on social media to help educate friends and family about what trafficking actually looks like.