Problem: Get the Facts

  • Human trafficking is a brutal human rights abuse. It is the fastest growing and second largest criminal industries in the world, second only to drug trafficking. It’s happening in our country, too.
  • The average entry age of a minor exploited in sex trafficking is just 12-14 years old.[1]
  • California harbors three of FBI’s 13 highest child sex trafficking areas [2] in the nation: Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego.
  • The prevalence and anonymity of the internet has fueled the rapid growth of sex trafficking, making the trade of women and children easier than ever before.

Learn: Human Trafficking Fact Sheet

Know: Current Laws

Read: Cases in California

Research: Human Trafficking Resources

[1] The National Report on Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking: America’s Prostituted Children, Shared Hope International, May 2009.

[2] The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Efforts to Combat Crimes Against Children, Audit Report 09-08, January 2009, page  70, Footnote 122.