*Human Trafficking*

The modern day slavery

What is Human Trafficking?

Human trafficking is defined as the illegal practice of procuring or trading in human beings for the purpose of prostitution, forced labor, or other forms of exploitation.

Countries effected:

Human trafficking effects every country around the world, including North America, although it is more common in less developed countries.
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Which states are most effected in the United States?

10. North Carolina

9. Ohio

8. Georgia

7. Virginia

6. District of Columbia

5. Illinois

4. New York

3. Florida

2. Texas

1. California

Number of calls per year:

2011: 19,427

2010: 11,874

2009: 7,637

2008: 5,748

Recognizing Victims of Human Trafficking

Signs of illegal trafficking may include:

  • Unnecessarily heavy security
  • Potential victims live at the work site
  • Potential victims are under constant surveillance

How can human trafficking be stopped?

1. Learn about signs to look for so human trafficking incidents can be identified.

2. Report suspected human trafficking situations.

3. Donate, or join fundraisers and organizations.

4. Help spread awareness.