Human Trafficking Today

Currently, there are at least 7 common forms of sex trafficking in the US:

Internet-Based -The internet is the number one resource for pimps, traffickers, and johns looking to buy and sell women and children for sex in the U.S. The trafficking is usually done through pimp controlled sex-trafficking, escort services, in-call and out-call services, chat room, pornography, and brothels disguised as massage parlors which advertise on different websites....read more...

Escort Services – Escort services are perfect venues to force women into commercial sex slavery. Here, “in-call” & “out-call” services are provided to johns. The “out-call” is referring to a situation in which the individual is brought to the john’s location, the “in-call” is when the john goes to the individual. ...read more...

Massage parlors – Most of these establishments, which are usually a front for trafficking, are run by Asians employing Asian women. ...read more...

Residential Brothels -Victims of this type of trafficking are forced to provide commercial sex to high volumes of men on a daily basis. In certain networks, there are women and girls that serve as many as 4 men per hour, every 15 minutes, totaling 48 men in a 12 hour day. ...read more...

Street Prostitution – A large portion of trafficking victims can be found on the streets, controlled by a pimp and forced to provide commercial sex services. The pimps use physical violence to coerce and force adults and minors to perform various sexual acts for money. ...read more...

Hostess & Strip Clubs – Women who are victims of both labor and sex trafficking can be found in Hostess Clubs and Strip Clubs. ...read more...

Truck Stops – There are two common ways in which sex trafficking occurs at truck stops in the United States. One is through pimp-controlled prostitution and the other is through massage parlors. ...read more...

 


Potential Human Trafficking Distribution as identified by Polaris Project in 2017.

While we are primarily concerned with helping local survivors here in the U.S., human trafficking is a global human rights issue.