The United States is a source, transit and destination country for sex trafficking victims. Trafficked men, women and children are typically taken to brothels, escort services, massage parlors, strip clubs or hotels and are prostituted on the streets or forced to participate in pornography. End Slavery Now, www.endslaverynow.org/learn/slavery-today/sex-trafficking
California is one of the nation’s top four destination states for trafficking of human beings.
San Diego was identified by the FBI as of the top 13 high intensity child prostitution areas - 8,000 human and sex trafficking victims reported. Investigative report by Abbie Alford, Reporter, CBS8.com
80 percent of human trafficking victims are our own people (Americans entrapped and imprisoned by gangs.) The Nature and Extent of Gang Involvement in Sex Trafficking in San Diego County by Ami Carpenter, PhD, Principal Investigator - Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies - University of San Diego and Jamie Gates, PhD, Co-Investigator - Department of Sociology and Social Work - Pt. Loma Nazarene University
2018 Statistics for Human Trafficking HT: Human Trafficking – ST: Sex Trafficking Human Trafficking includes: domestic servitude, sex trafficking, forced labor, bonded labor, child labor, and forced marriage. 2018 statistics are current as of 12/31/2018.
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National Human Trafficking Hotline: https://humantraffickinghotline.org/states