What is human trafficking? Sex trafficking - the recruitment, harboring, transportation,
provision, or obtaining of a person for the purposes commercial sex induced by
force, fraud, or coercion
Labor trafficking - the recruitment, harboring, transportation,
provision, or obtaining of a person for the purpose of labor services, through
the use of force, fraud or coercion for the purpose of subjection to
involuntary servitude, peonage, debt bondage or slavery
Where does it exist?
Human trafficking occurs in almost every country, including the United States. Humans are trafficked through every state, every small town and every big city.
How does it exist?
Human trafficking is a business, one worth 32 billion dollars. It is market-driven and based on the principles of supply and demand. Demand being cheap labor and commercial sex acts, and supply being enslaved human beings. Human trafficking exists because of the high demand for commercial sex and cheap labor.
Human trafficking can happen to ANYONE.
No matter what age, race, gender, or socioeconomic class, YOU are susceptible to becoming a victim.
Information supplied from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the Polaris Project, and Rebecca Pober Citrin's personal project.