Since December 2007, Polaris has identified nearly 30,000 human trafficking and labor exploitation cases in the U.S. through operating the NHTRC hotline and BeFree Textline.
Labor trafficking has been left unchecked in the traveling sales crews industry for decades.
Every year, children are compelled into labor and sex trafficking in the United States. Children may be trafficked by caregivers, intimate partners, or others who use violence, threats, debt bondage and other manipulative tactics to victimize children.
Youth who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or questioning (LGBTQ) may be disproportionately affected by human trafficking.
Sex Trafficking in the U.S.: A Closer Look at U.S. Citizen Victims provides crucial insight into the realities of sex trafficking in the U.S. based largely on experiences reported by U.S.
Although slavery is commonly thought to be a thing of the past, human trafficking still exists today throughout the United States and globally.