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Human Trafficking

This guide provides information about global human trafficking

What is Human Trafficking?

"Human trafficking, also called trafficking in persons, [is a] form of modern-day slavery involving the illegal transport of individuals by force or deception for the purpose of labor, sexual exploitation, or activities in which others benefit financially. Human trafficking is a global problem affecting people of all ages. It is estimated that approximately 1,000,000 people are trafficked each year globally and that between 20,000 and 50,000 are trafficked into the United States, which is one of the largest destinations for victims of the sex-trafficking trade."

"Human trafficking." Britannica Academic, Encyclopædia Britannica, 1 Mar.

2016. Accessed 19 Sep. 2019.

Background Information

Video: Faces of Human Trafficking

This three-minute video is a preview of Faces of Human Trafficking, a video series from the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC). OVC is a division of the U.S. Department of Justice.

Human Trafficking 101