NATIONAL HUMAN TRAFFICKING HOTLINE
Human Trafficking Stats
There are 45.8 million people enslaved in the world today, more than any other time in history.
Retrieved March 30, 2017: http://www.globalslaveryindex.org/
One child is trafficked every 30 seconds worldwide.
Retrieved March 30, 2017: https://www.tinyhands.org/
39% of homeless are youth and 1 in 3 homeless youth are approached by a trafficker in the first 48 hours of being on the street.
Retrieved March 30, 2017: http://www.ksufreedomalliance.org/
Human trafficking is the world's fastest growing criminal enterprise, valued to be an estimated $32 billion-a-year global industry. After drug trafficking, human trafficking is the world's second most profitable criminal enterprise, a status it shares with illegal arms trafficking. Sex trafficking can and does take place in every community, no matter the cultural make up, the affluence, or the location of a community. No community is immune from being affected by the exploitation of human beings for commercial sexual activity.
In 2016, human trafficking in the United States rose 35.7 percent from the previous year, according to data from the National Human Trafficking Hotline. Retrieved March 30, 2017: http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2017/02/05/Report-Human-trafficking-in-US-rose-357-percent-in-one-year/5571486328579/
One in six of the 18,500 runaways reported to National Center for Missing & Exploited Children in 2016 were likely sex trafficking victims. 86% of these likely sex trafficking victims were in the care of social services or foster care when they went missing.
Retrieved March 30, 2017: http://www.missingkids.com/1in6.
63% of underage sex trafficking victims said they had been advertised or sold online.
Retrieved March 30, 2017: https://www.wearethorn.org/child-trafficking-statistics/
National Human Trafficking Hotline: Kansas statistics
51 human trafficking cases reported this year: 45 female, 8 male; 35 adult, 17 minor;
192 calls this year to the hotline
Top venues: online ad (6), hotel/motel, residential brothels, escort services, pornography
Top callers: community member (43); victim of trafficking (38), family member of victim of trafficking (26), other (15), NGO representative (14)
2015 State Report: https://humantraffickinghotline.org/sites/default/files/NHTRC%202015%20Kansas%20State%20Report%20-%20KS%20-%2001.01.15%20-%2012.31.15_OTIP_Edited_06-08-16.pdf
Retrieved March 30, 2017: https://humantraffickinghotline.org/state/kansas
National Human Trafficking Hotline: Missouri statistics
135 human trafficking cases reported this year: 112 female, 30 male; 82 adult, 56 minor;
421 calls this year to the hotline
Top venues: Online ad (14); residential brothels (12), hotel/motel (11), commercial-front brothels (7), other venues (7),
Top callers: community member (105); victim of trafficking (62), NGO representative (37), victim of labor exploitation (36), family of trafficking victim (32)
2015 State Report: https://humantraffickinghotline.org/sites/default/files/NHTRC%202014%20Missouri%20State%20Report%20-%20MO%20-%2001.01.14%20-%2012.31.14_0.pdf
Retrieved March 30, 2017: https://humantraffickinghotline.org/state/missouri
- Kansas City is #2 among 10 metropolitan cities in the US as a hub for domestic minor sex trafficking. The US Attorney’s Office in Western Missouri has prosecuted more cases involving human trafficking than any other US district.
Retrieved March 30, 2017: http://moschoolcounselor.org/human-trafficking-right-here-in-kansas-city/
Kansas City, Missouri
See pages 94-99 in this report for a snapshot of sex trafficking in KCMO.
Kansas City experts highlight trafficking in metro area
Retrieved March 6, 2017: https://www.google.com/amp/amp.kshb.com/2100089989/experts-highlight-sex-trafficking-in-metro-kansas-city.html
Missouri attorney general outlines human trafficking fight
Retrieved April 3, 2017: http://fox4kc.com/2017/04/03/missouri-attorney-general-outlines-human-trafficking-fight/