Pakistan , Thailand , China , India , and Bangladesh are in the top 10 for countries with the largest number of trafficking victims around the world. India is at the top of the list with 14 million victims, China comes in second with 3.2 million victims, and Pakistan comes in at third with 2.1 million victims.
PEOPLE1 Houston, Texas. 3,634. Washington, District of Columbia . 401. New York, New York. 3,074. Atlanta, Georgia. 317. Los Angeles, California. 2,803. Orlando , Florida. 285. Washington, District of Columbia . 2,730. Miami, Florida. 271.
Due to the large number of homeless people, runaways and foster care children, New York City has one of the highest rates of domestic sex trafficking in the country. The Polaris Project states that in an eight-year period, 70-80 trafficked minors were identified at just one residential facility in New York City alone.
Here are the 10 states with the highest rates of human trafficking: Nevada (7.63 per 100k) Mississippi (4.98 per 100k) Florida (4.13 per 100k) Georgia (3.89 per 100k) Delaware (3.87 per 100k) Ohio (3.85 per 100k) California (3.81 per 100k) Missouri (3.79 per 100k)
General Indicators Be fearful of the trafficker , believing their lives or family members’ lives are at risk if they escape. Exhibit signs of physical and psychological trauma e.g. anxiety, lack of memory of recent events, bruising, untreated conditions. Be fearful of telling others about their situation.
As the numbers above indicate, child trafficking occurs the most frequently in Latin America and the Caribbean. Child trafficking is also the most prevalent in developing countries, though it does occur in developed and industrialized economies as well.
Traffickers might use violence, manipulation, or false promises of well-paying jobs or romantic relationships to lure victims into trafficking situations. Language barriers, fear of their traffickers , and/or fear of law enforcement frequently keep victims from seeking help, making human trafficking a hidden crime.
Who Do Traffickers Target ? Teens (both boys and girls) between the ages of 12-19 are victims, but some have been as young as 9. Traffickers often seek out children online who appear vulnerable, depressed, seem emotionally isolated from family and friends, have low-esteem or appear to have a lot of unsupervised time.