Human trafficking and sexual exploitation in the U.S.
Not just global, but local
Federal Bureau of Investigation (2016). "Human Trafficking, 2015." The Uniform Crime Reporting Program (UCR).
National Human Trafficking Resource Center (2016).
Zhang, S. X. (2012). "Looking for a Hidden Population: Trafficking of Migrant Laborers in San Diego County." Submitted to the United States Department of Justice.
Commercial sex trafficking
965 cases of human trafficking were reported to state law enforcement agencies in 2015. Of these cases, 77% involved commercial sex trafficking and 22% involved labor trafficking. (1)
A recent study found that more than 30% of unauthorized migrant laborers in San Diego County were victims of trafficking violations, most inflicted by employers at the workplace - not smugglers. (3)
potential human trafficking cases were reported by the public to the National Human Trafficking Resource Center hotline between December of 2007 and December 31, 2016. (2)