What is Human Trafficking?

  • Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery. This crime occurs when a trafficker uses force, fraud or coercion to control another person for the purpose of engaging in commercial sex acts or soliciting labor or services against his/her will.
  • Sex Trafficking is the largest, and fastest growing, criminal industry in the world. It has passed the drug industry.
  • In Texas, there are an estimated 79,000 minors who are sex trafficking victims
  • 2 children are sold into the human sex trade every minute, worldwide.
  • 90% of trafficking victims are women and girls
  • In the U.S., there are less than 320 beds available to care for women who are rescued.

If you suspect it, report it!

  • National Human Trafficking Hotline – 24 hours – 200 languages (1-888-373-7888) TTY: 711
  • Be Free Textline – To get help for victims and survivors of human trafficking or to connect with local services. Text help to 233733 (BeFree) Hours of operation: 3:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. EST 
  • To report suspected human trafficking to law enforcement (1-866-347-2423) in an emergency call 911

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