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Recognizing a Human Trafficking Victim or a Perpetrator

Course Number: 600

Support for the Victims

According to the National Human Trafficking Hotline, the 11-highest rated states in 2018 for human trafficking were:

  • California

  • Texas

  • Florida

  • Ohio*

  • New York

  • Michigan

  • Nevada*

  • Georgia

  • Illinois

  • Pennsylvania

  • North Carolina

**An example reported for Ohio is that there is farmland for the trafficking of domestic and farm workers who are brought into the state and this makes the rates higher. Examples for Nevada would be the casino environment and the high rate of substance abuse/opioid addiction in both states. At the time of this course, April 2021, many immigrants are entering the United States through the border with Mexico and the numbers of domestic workers and labor workers is expected to increase in all areas of the country. This influx of persons is also expected to increase human trafficking victims making the identification of victims very important. As events occur, the limitations on identifying and documenting cases of human trafficking in all forms must be re-evaluated since the numbers are constantly changing. The influx of young children with some questionable relationships may or may not be with family members and may end up in continued human trafficking situations.*