Who is at Risk?

Human Trafficking is a form of modern day slavery. The recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision or obtaining of a person for the purpose of extortion. 

Victims come from all backgrounds and become trapped in different locations and situations.

  • The majority of victims are women and girls, though men and boys are also impacted.
  • Victims include all races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, gender identities, citizens, non-citizens, and income levels.
  • Victims are trapped and controlled through assault, threats, false promises, perceived sense of protection, isolation, shaming, and debt. 
  • Victims do not have to be physically transported between locations to be victimized.

Perpetrators of trafficking often target people who are poor, vulnerable, living in an unsafe situation, or searching for a better life. Youth with a history of abuse and neglect or who are homeless are more likely to be exploited.

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