…that human trafficking was not illegal in the United States until the Trafficking Victims Protection Act was passed in 2000 to make it a federal crime?
…that the United States is ranked as one of the world’s worst countries for human trafficking with estimates in the hundreds of thousands of victims?
…that, in the United States, the National Human Trafficking Hotline receives an average of 150 calls per day concerning victims and suspected victims?
…that an estimated 18,000 to 20,000 victims are added to the human trafficking network in the United States every year?
…that the Urban Institute, a Washington think tank, found 71% of labor trafficking victims entered the US legally?
…that, when it comes to the number of victims in the United States, Washington, D.C., the home of the US Government and Legislation, ranks #1?
…that human trafficking in Washington, D.C. is not linked with sex trafficking but with other types of forced servitude; domestic workers, agriculture workers, construction workers and food industry workers.
…that most Americans are unaware of the extent, seriousness and wickedness of human trafficking in the United States?
If you or someone you know is a victim of human trafficking, call the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-373-7888.