Human Trafficking Overview

Human Trafficking


Human Trafficking is the illegal buying, selling, and smuggling people, usually women and children, to profit from their forced sexual servitude and labor. Determining exactly how many people are trafficked annually is difficult, but the State Department places the number at 2 million people worldwide with 15,000 to 18,000 of those cases occurring in the United States. State leaders continue to search for effective ways to combat traffickers while protecting and providing support for the victims of these grievous crimes. 

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Posted February 13, 2012


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