The Problem

Sex trafficking is a form of modern day slavery that exists throughout the United States and globally. Sex traffickers use violence, threats, lies, debt bondage and other forms of coercion to compel adults and children to engage in commercial sex acts against their will. Exploitation is at the heart of human trafficking, particularly in our youth.

Louisiana and US Statistics

What You Need To Know

In 2017, DCFS reported 681 cases of human trafficking. This is an increase of 234 victims identified over the previous year.

Of the 681, 641 were sex trafficking victims. 356 were identified as a juvenile, a 77% increase over the previous year.

The age range of all sex trafficking victims is from age 2 to 65.

One in seven endangered runaways reported to NCMEC in 2017 were likely sex trafficking victims. 88% of those were in the care of social services or foster care.

In 2017, DCFS reported 681 cases of human trafficking. This is an increase of 234 victims identified over the previous year.

Of the 681, 641 were sex trafficking victims. 356 were identified as a juvenile, a 77% increase over the previous year.

The age range of all sex trafficking victims is from age 2 to 65.

One in seven endangered runaways reported to NCMEC in 2017 were likely sex trafficking victims. 88% of those were in the care of social services or foster care.

Diane Amos, Executive Director

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