Human Trafficking Facts

If you or someone you know is currently in danger of or being trafficked, please call 911 or the National Human Trafficking Hotline 1-888-373-7888 (TTY: 711) or text 233733 (BEFREE) now to get the help and care you need!

For ministries and resources to get help, visit Get Help: Human Trafficking.

Talking Points and Basic Information

Facts & Research About Human Trafficking
Focus on the Family

The Facts: What is Sex Trafficking and How Widespread Is It?
Dawn McBane, Focus on the Family
Sexual exploitation harms millions of women and children around the world each year.

National Human Trafficking Hotline – Florida Facts
Statistics are based on phone calls, emails, and webforms — received by the NHTH that reference Florida.

Human Trafficking: The Facts
Polaris Project

Sex Trafficking Fact Sheet
International Justice Mission

Myths and Facts About Human Trafficking
US Department of Health and Human Services

What is Human Trafficking?
US Department of Health and Human Services

What is Modern Day Slavery?
US Department of State

Annual Trafficking in Persons Report
US Department of State

Comprehensive Research and Articles

The Link Between Pornography, Sex Trafficking, and Abortion
Arina O. Grossu and Sean Maguire, Family Research Council
Human trafficking, sexual exploitation, and pornography are all linked, and all three are on the rise across the globe. This presents a great crisis for society.

Fight Against Human Trafficking Begins in Our Own Neighborhoods
Brian Hilliker and Olivia Enos, Heritage Foundation
A refreshing take on anti-trafficking strategy—one that emphasizes the role of communities in addressing sexual and labor exploitation.

Does Pornography Feed Sex Tourism?
Rose Brugger, The Public Discourse
The data increasingly show that many women and virtually all children featured in pornographic material are victims of sex trafficking.

Aiding Abusers: Planned Parenthood’s cover-up of child sexual abuse
Live Action
Planned Parenthood was the top most-visited facility for trafficking victims, second only to hospital emergency rooms. When asked why they went to Planned Parenthood, one survivor said “because they didn’t ask any questions.

Global Report on Trafficking in Persons 2018
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Globally countries are detecting and reporting more victims, and are convicting more traffickers. This can be the result of increased capacity to identify victims and/or an increased number of trafficked victims.

2019 Dirty Dozen List – which names 12 mainstream contributors to sexual exploitation in America (Video Lecture)
National Center on Sexual Exploitation
Watch the 2019 Dirty Dozen List – which names 12 mainstream contributors to sexual exploitation in America.

Next Steps for Combatting Human Trafficking (2018 Video Lecture)
The Heritage Foundation
Since the passage of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act in 2000, the U.S. government has dedicated considerable attention to addressing trafficking, yet almost 20 years later it continues to affect millions of men, women, and children worldwide.

The Battle for Humanity: How Conservatives Can Fight Human Trafficking (2017 Video Lecture)
Family Research Council
In a free country such as ours, it’s easy to forget that slavery still exists: human beings are being trafficked and sold for sex against their will.

The Ugly American — Sex Trafficking and Our National Humiliation (2012)
Dr. Albert Mohler
No American can rest with an easy conscience while this nation is known around the world for sending out officials, business associates, government contractors, and military personnel whose motto is “wheels up, rings off.”

End Human Trafficking: A Contemporary Slavery (2011)
Laura J. Lederer, The Public Discourse
A culture of exploitation and violence, especially sexual exploitation of children, is at epidemic levels here in the United States and around the world. The current Administration’s response is anemic and more must be done.

Recent News

Super Bowl LIII security: Tackling human trafficking by air, land and water (2019, Fox News)

Planned Parenthood Helps Rapists and Pimps (2019, The Stream)

Sex Trafficking Is a Pandemic in the US, and It’s Time to End Demand (2018, The Daily Signal)

If Planned Parenthood cared about women, it would report forced abortions and trafficking (2018, Live Action)

Pro-life pregnancy centers are fighting to help trafficking victims (2018, Live Action)

Backpage Pleads Guilty to Human Trafficking 5 Days After Women’s March Endorsement (2018, The Daily Signal)

From Victims to Survivors: How Churches Can Help Women Escape and Recover From the Sex Industry (2018, The Stream)

New Report Shows Why Foster Care Often Leads to Sex Trafficking (2018, The Stream)

5 Most Common Myths About Human Trafficking (2017, The Federalist)

Human Trafficking — Worldwide and at Your Local Hotel (2017, The Stream)

How Porn Fuels Sex Trafficking (2017, Fight the New Drug)

Planned Parenthood puts abortion above human trafficking victims. Again. (2015, Live Action)

The dark side of the Superbowl – Human trafficking spikes before major sporting event (2014, Live Action)

Websites, Books and Additional Resources

Global Centurion
The Global Centurion Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to playing a vital role in eradicating the scourge of human trafficking, especially child sex trafficking, by focusing on the demand side of the problem.

Office on Trafficking in Persons – HHS
Resource and information on human trafficking

Shared Hope
Leading a worldwide effort to eradicate sexual slavery …one life at a time.

International Justice Mission (I.J.M.)
I.J.M. is a human rights agency that brings rescue to victims of slavery, sexual exploitation and other forms of violent oppression.

Florida Abolitionist
Florida Abolitionist is dedicated to addressing the crime in “our own backyard” of Orlando and the surrounding region.

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