What is Human Trafficking?

Human Trafficking is modern day slavery. It is a crime under federal and international law; it is also a crime in every state in the United States. But what is it? Human Trafficking is divided into two forms called Sex Trafficking and Labor Trafficking.

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Sex trafficking is the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, obtaining, patronizing, or soliciting of a person for the purposes of a commercial sex act, in which the commercial sex act is induced by force, fraud, or coercion.

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Labor trafficking is the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for labor or services, through the use of force, fraud, or coercion for the purposes of subjection to involuntary servitude, peonage, debt bondage, or slavery, 

  • Does Human Trafficking happen in Indiana?

According to 2016 Indiana State Report on Human Trafficking, “Human trafficking is a rapidly growing crime in Indiana as well as the U.S.” Source

  • How many cases of Human Trafficking were reported in Indiana?

In 2017, there were 93 cases of Human Trafficking cases reported, which is almost double the amount of reported cases 5 years ago. Source

  • What are some good resources to learn more about this issue?

Finding good resources on the subject of Human Trafficking can be challenging.

We have a list of recommendations below:

Global Slavery Index

2018 Trafficking in Persons Report

U.S. Department of Labor

I am Jane Doe Documentary

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