Raise Human Trafficking Awareness
The U.S. National Human Trafficking Hotline worked on 11,500 situations of human trafficking in 2019. Through phone calls, texts, web chats, web forms, and email, the Trafficking Hotline handled situations involving 22,326 individual survivors, nearly 4,384 traffickers, and 1,912 suspicious businesses.
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 Polaris’s infographics on social media to help educate friends and family about what trafficking actually looks like.
Contact from Victims and Survivors
Victims and survivors of sex and labor trafficking know their situation and needs better than anyone else, which is why it is meaningful that the National Human Trafficking Hotline saw a nearly 20% increase in the number of individual victims and survivors reaching out in 2019.
Top 3 Identified Types – Labor Trafficking
The U.S. National Human Trafficking Hotline learned about 1,236 situations of labor trafficking in 2019. Here are the top 3 types.
Top 3 Identified Types – Sex Trafficking
The U.S. National Human Trafficking Hotline learned about 8,248 situations of sex trafficking in 2019. These were the top 3 types.
Top 5 Points of Access
Friends and family members play an important role in supporting victims and survivors to reach out for help. Here are the top 5 points of access for help in 2019.
Forms of Force, Fraud & Coercion
Victims of sex and labor trafficking are often lured and kept in their situations through various forms of force, fraud, and coercion employed by traffickers. Here are the top 5 forms the U.S. National Human Trafficking Hotline learned about in 2019.
Sex and Labor Trafficking victims and survivors are recruited into their situations in various ways. Here are the top 5 recruitment tactics the U.S. National Human Trafficking Hotline learned about in 2019.
Risk Factors/Vulnerabilities for Trafficking Victimization
Traffickers prey on their victims’ vulnerabilities. Here are some of the most common sex and labor trafficking risk factors and vulnerabilities the U.S. National Human Trafficking Hotline saw in 2019.