Perpetrator Methods

Why are thousands of victims of sex trafficking? How do they get so easily sucked into that world? According to International Labor Organization,¹ it estimates that there are 20.9 million victims of human sex trafficking globally. Although many people assume that women are victims of this heinous crime, that is not true. The victims of Read more about Perpetrator Methods[…]

What it is and Where it Lives

Sex traffickers often target victims and then use violence, threats, lies, false promises, and other forms of manipulation in order to keep the victim under their control for their own profit. Some different ways in which sex trafficking exists and attracts clients is through a variety of fake businesses and venues such as fake massage businesses, Read more about What it is and Where it Lives[…]

What is Human Trafficking?

Human Trafficking is the act of recruiting or transferring a person by means of coercion, abduction or deception for the purpose of exploitation. Victims are often lured into or otherwise forced into this horrible crime.

The international labor organization shows that 55% of all trafficking victims and 98% of sex trafficking victims are women and girls. That is why human trafficking is often considered a “gender” crime. 21 million people are victims of human trafficking worldwide. Roughly 4.5 million of those victims are trafficked for the purpose of sexual exploitation. It is a form of modern-day slavery. It is a crime under international law, federal law, and the State of Michigan. It is a centuries-old problem widely recognized only in the last 20 years. Now it’s becoming more accessible, is reaching new places and new lives because of the Internet.¹


References

1. Human Trafficking. (n.d.). http://nij.gov:80/topics/crime/human-trafficking/pages/welcome.aspx

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Just a Thought. . .

Over 20.9 million people are subjected to human trafficking each year. 4.5 million of them are forced into the sex trafficking industry¹. And all of them are subject to physical, psychological, and/or emotional abuse. But let’s be honest, do we really think about what all of this could mean to the victims, criminals, or ourselves? This is Read more about Just a Thought. . .[…]