Official websites use. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites. Human Trafficking is a crime that involves exploiting a person for labor, services, or commercial sex. The Trafficking Victims Protection Act of and its subsequent reauthorizations define human trafficking as:. You are here Home. Human Trafficking Human Trafficking Human Trafficking Defined Human Trafficking is a crime that involves exploiting a person for labor, services, or commercial sex. The Trafficking Victims Protection Act of and its subsequent reauthorizations define human trafficking as: a Sex trafficking in which a commercial sex act is induced by force, fraud, or coercion, or in which the person induced to perform such act has not attained 18 years of age; or b The recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for labor or services, through the use of force, fraud, or coercion for the purpose of subjection to involuntary servitude, peonage, debt bondage, or slavery. Justice News August 13,
Jump to navigation Skip navigation. Human trafficking is a modern form of slavery. It is an extreme form of labor exploitation where women, men and children are recruited or obtained and then forced to labor against their will through force, fraud or coercion. Trafficking victims are often lured by false promises of decent jobs and better lives. The inequalities women face in status and opportunity worldwide make women particularly vulnerable to trafficking. While some trafficking victims are forced to work in the sex trade, many others are forced to perform other types of labor, such as domestic servitude, factory work or agricultural work. Trafficking victims commonly experience physical and psychological abuse, including beatings, sexual abuse, food and sleep deprivation, threats to themselves and their family members, and isolation from the outside world.
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Human trafficking is complex and dynamic. It is widespread but exact numbers are hard to come by. It follows patterns, but every situation is also unique. There is so much more to learn, and so much misinformation already out there. In , Polaris worked on 11, situations of human trafficking reported to the Polaris-operated U. National Human Trafficking Hotline. These situations involved 22, individual survivors; nearly 4, traffickers and 1, suspicious businesses. Human trafficking is notoriously underreported.
Human trafficking is a modern form of slavery , with illegal smuggling and trading of people including minors , for forced labor or sexual exploitation. Trafficking is officially defined as the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring, or receipt of persons by means of coercion, abduction, fraud, deception, or abuse of power of a position of vulnerability for the purpose of exploitation. Human trafficking is not synonymous with forced migration or smuggling. Sex trafficking victims up to roughly 25 years old most often started as young as In the United States, human trafficking tends to occur around international travel-hubs with large immigrant populations , notably California, Texas and Georgia. The U.