National Human Trafficking Hotline Statistics

Hotline Statistics – 1 (888) 373-7888

The National Human Trafficking Hotline maintains one of the most extensive data sets on the issue of human trafficking in the United States. The statistics contained on their website are based on aggregated information learned through signals — phone calls, emails, and online tip reports — received by the Hotline. The data does not define the totality of human trafficking or of a trafficking network in any given area. The National Hotline uses this data to help human trafficking victims and survivors and to provide the anti-trafficking field with information to help combat all forms of human trafficking.

Click here to read the National Hotline’s 2015 Annual Report.

NATIONAL STATISTICS

To protect the identity of the people we serve, the National Hotline does not disclose exact statistics related to venues, industries, or caller information when referenced fewer than three times.

Since 2007 


Signals Victims
Total Calls Total Webforms Total Emails Total Victims - Moderate Total Victims - High
143,029 9,826 9,805 40,466 38,304
Total Signals 162,660

2017 statistics are current as of June 30, 2017


13,897


CALLS THIS YEAR


4,460


HUMAN TRAFFICKING CASES REPORTED THIS YEAR

5,389
5,254
2,415


26,727


CALLS THIS YEAR


7,621


HUMAN TRAFFICKING CASES REPORTED THIS YEAR

7,793
9,095
4,522


21,947


CALLS THIS YEAR


5,575


HUMAN TRAFFICKING CASES REPORTED THIS YEAR

7,026
5,059
3,506


21,431


CALLS THIS YEAR


5,041


HUMAN TRAFFICKING CASES REPORTED THIS YEAR

4,878
4,957
2,713


20,579


CALLS THIS YEAR


4,854


HUMAN TRAFFICKING CASES REPORTED THIS YEAR

4,066
5,620
2,158


13,325


CALLS THIS YEAR


3,272


HUMAN TRAFFICKING CASES REPORTED THIS YEAR

2,706
4,082
1,321

HUMAN TRAFFICKING CASES REPORTED BY STATE

TYPE OF TRAFFICKING TOP VENUES/INDUSTRIES FOR LABOR TRAFFICKING TOP VENUES/INDUSTRIES FOR SEX TRAFFICKING
Sex Trafficking 3,186 Domestic Work 126 Illicit Massage/Spa Business 435
Labor Trafficking 689 Agriculture 62 Hotel/Motel-Based 311
Trafficking Type Not Specified 411 Traveling Sales Crews 56 Residence-Based Commercial Sex 237
Sex and Labor 174 Restaurants/Food Service 42 Online Ad, Venue Unknown 232
Construction 37 Escort Services 203
Total Cases 4,460 Total Cases 689 Total Cases 3,186
GENDER AGE CITIZENSHIP
Female 3,698 Adult 2,812 US Citizen/LPR 1,082
Male 607 Minor 1,438 Foreign National 872
Gender Minorities 53

These statistics are non-cumulative. Cases may involve multiple victims and include males and females, foreign nationals and U.S. citizens, adults and minors. In some cases, callers do not provide demographic information.

BREAKDOWN OF REQUESTS ON HUMAN TRAFFICKING CASES TOP WAYS THE CALLER FOUND THE HOTLINE TOP CALLER TYPES
Report a Trafficking Tip 3,226 Referral 883 Community Member 4,290
Access Service Referrals 862 Internet 635 Victim of Trafficking 2,415
Request Crisis Assistance 337 Other Campaign 371 NGO Representative 1,263
Request General Information 29 DOS Know Your Rights Pamphlet 279 Family of Trafficking Victim 1,248
Request T&TA 6 Training/Conference 192 Other 684

The data displayed on this site is generated from information communicated to the National Human Trafficking Hotline via calls, emails, or webforms. The National Hotline cannot verify the accuracy of the information reported. This is not a comprehensive report on the scale or scope of human trafficking within an area. These statistics may be subject to change.

For definitions of types of calls and requests on human trafficking cases, click here.