Human Trafficking is a hot topic right now in the USA. And I’m glad because we need to be more aware of what it is exactly, and how it effects those in the states.
Though this infographic doesn’t show stats on child trafficking in the US, nor how it plays out in every state, it does give a glimpse of some stats of trafficking in the US. It starts putting numbers in perspective of what you and I buy as far as technology and clothing coming from other parts of the world. And a glimpse of sex trafficking this last year in some states according to government sites, sports articles, and leading Non-Profits who study and help with modern day slavery. All of the sources going into this infographic are listed below for more information.
This is just an awareness post. And I’m hoping that the information inspires you to learn more, and get connected to a non-profit near you to help!
Sources Include: https://www.dhs.gov/blue-campaign/what-human-trafficking; https://news.wjct.org/post/florida-among-three-worst-human-trafficking-states; https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/human-sex-trafficking-up-842-california-leads; http://www.espn.com/espn/story/_/id/25876477/the-rise-exposure-human-trafficking-sports-world; https://www.reuters.com/article/us-football-nfl-superbowl-trafficking-an/is-the-super-bowl-really-the-u-s-s-biggest-sex-trafficking-magnet-idUSKBN1FL6A1; https://www.globalslaveryindex.org/2018/findings/country-studies/united-states/; https://polarisproject.org/human-trafficking/facts