PEOPLE ARE BEING
TRAFFICKED INTO THE
UNITED STATES EACH YEAR
TYPES OF TRAFFICKING
Sex Trafficking: When individuals are compelled by force, fraud, or coercion to engage in commercial sex acts. Sex trafficking of a minor occurs when the victim is under the age of 18. For cases involving minors, it is not necessary to prove force, fraud, or coercion.
Labor Trafficking: When individuals are compelled by force, threats, or fraud to perform labor or service.
Domestic Servitude: When individuals within a household appear to be nannies, housekeepers, or other types of domestic workers, but they are being controlled and exploited.
THE HARD TRUTH
IN 2018 OVER HALF OF SEX TRAFFICKING CASES INVOLVED ONLY CHILDREN
ARE WOMEN AND GIRLS
ARE MEN AND BOYS
Here in the United States, both U.S. residents and foreign nationals are being bought and sold like modern day slaves. Traffickers use violence, manipulation, or false promises of well-paying jobs or romantic relationships to exploit victims. Victims are forced to work as prostitutes or to take jobs as migrant, domestic, restaurant, or factory workers with little or no pay. Human trafficking is a heinous crime that exploits the most vulnerable in society.