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Top 10 Things You Wouldn't Know About Human Trafficking Until Scrolling Through The Polarisproject.org

Human Trafficking is an illegal crime that violates peoples human rights. Every day, men, women, and children fall into human trafficking whether it be in their own country, or abroad.

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1. In the past year alone, there has been over 7,000 reported cases of human trafficking in the US.

2. Labor trafficking soared by 47% but is still widely underreported.

"Labor trafficking often goes unrecognized compared to sex trafficking because of a lack of awareness about the issue. By identifying the specific sectors, we can reach survivors more effectively."

3. The 30,000+ cases identified on The National Human Trafficking Hotline and Polaris’s BeFree Textline comprise the largest available data set on human trafficking in the U.S.

4. The most recent report from this year focuses on who the victims are and how they were trafficked.

We learned that sex trafficking victims were most often trafficked by their intimate partners, while labor trafficking victims were most often picked through a job offer.

5. Labor trafficking often goes unrecognized compared to sex trafficking because of a lack of awareness about the issue.

6. This website does everything they can to stop traffickers and provide victims with the help they need.

7. Human trafficking includes both sex trafficking AND labor trafficking.

8. Human Trafficking and Smuggling are NOT the same thing.

9. Nearly 5,000 cases of sex trafficking have been reported that involve selling victims for commercial sex at temporary locations

10. Breaking up human trafficking into types allows us to understand the ways that traffickers use legitimate business or institutions.

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