Because people can be sold over and over again every day, human trafficking is the fastest growing criminal industry in the world. Through the manipulation of vulnerable people, this exploitation recruits, transports and provides people for unpaid labor or commercial sex. It is involuntary, forced servitude and debt bondage. And it is in every city, every town, across North America. In fact, victims of human trafficking may be as close to you as the next gas station or booth in a local restaurant. It is even possible that one of your family members is being trafficked, and you wouldn’t even know it.
1 in 6
Runaways becomes enslaved in human trafficking
Children are sexually exploited in the United States annually
The average cost of a slave