What is human trafficking?
Human trafficking refers to the exploiting of a person through force, fraud or coercion for the purpose of forced labor, commercial sex, or both.
Human trafficking affects all people, regardless of age, race, gender, sexual orientation, nationality, or socioeconomic group.
What you should know
- There are an estimated 40.3 million people in modern slavery (International Labour Organization, 2016).
- Of these 40.3 million people, one in four are children (International Labour Organization, 2016).
- Florida is consistently amongst the top three states with the highest occurrences of human trafficking.
- International Labour Organization: http://www.ilo.org/global/topics/forced-labour/lang–en/index.htm
- United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime Report: http://www.unodc.org/unodc/en/human-trafficking/global-report-on-trafficking-in-persons.html
- S. Department of State 2017 Trafficking in Persons Report: https://www.state.gov/j/tip/rls/tiprpt/2017/index.htm
- National Human Trafficking Hotline: https://humantraffickinghotline.org/state/florida
- Florida Statute 787.06: http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&URL=0700-0799/0787/Sections/0787.06.html