Human Trafficking in America

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What is human trafficking?

Human trafficking is the illegal movement of people, typically for the purposes of forced labor or commercial sexual exploitation. The most common form of human trafficking is the commercial sexual exploitation of young girls, to older men. But, these young girls are not the only victims of 20th century slavery. Young boys, and even older women are exploited for forced labor or sexual exploitation around the world.

Human Trafficking Awareness Video

Means, Act, and Purpose

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Income from Trafficking

Human trafficking generated an estimated $7 billion to $9.5 billion per year as of 2004. Human trafficking is thought to be one of the fastest-growing activities of trans-national criminal organizations.

FBI Investigation

During the stages of a human trafficking investigation, the primary goal of investigators is the recovery of victims in order to remove them from an environment of violence and exploitation. Program representatives work in unison with victim advocates and NGOs, who are able to provide victims of human trafficking with the short-term resources (shelter, food, clothing) and long-term resources (counseling, education assistance, job training) they require during the road to recovery.