The Latino Face of Human Trafficking and Exploitation in the United States
In 2017, Polaris released its seminal report, The Typology of Modern Slavery, which for the first time identified and described 25 distinct types of sex and labor trafficking occurring in the United States at that time. The data, gleaned from a decade of operating the U.S. National Human Trafficking Hotline, gave communities, service providers, educators, law enforcement and others in the anti-human trafficking ecosystem a valuable tool to help formulate targeted prevention and intervention strategies.
The data set at The Latino Face of Human Trafficking and Exploitation in the United States spans 2007 to 2018 and additionally introduces the figure of individuals in situations of trafficking and exploitation from 2015 to 2018 to what was available in the original 2017 Typology release. Additionally, this report deepens the analysis by looking more closely at the nationalities of victims in each type of trafficking. In doing so, we hope to better understand and isolate the factors that lead to sex and labor trafficking of migrants and refugees from Latin America and the Caribbean, and to share that information with policymakers and others in positions to make change.
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