It’s a $38-50 BILLION dollar a year industry in the USA alone.
Although it’s happening year-round in every community in America, the demand - and therefore, the supply - intensifies with large events.
“As Los Angeles prepares to host the Super Bowl, [LA County] Sheriff Alex Villanueva … reminded residents that the event is a magnet for human trafficking.
“This is … always a lead-up to the Super Bowl, which ends up being one of the major events that draws human traffickers to the region”.”
“Experts explain the “party atmosphere” associated with the Super Bowl, concerts and conventions can lead to an increase in the purchase of adults and children for sex.”
“In Atlanta, in the 11 days leading up to [the 2019] Super Bowl, police arrested 169 on trafficking charges — including 34 who were trying to engage in sexual acts with minors, the FBI reported.”
“According to the National Trafficking Hotline, there were 896 cases of trafficking reported in Florida in 2019. Of these cases, 640 were sex trafficking cases. The Super Bowl has a reputation for being a “Magnet for sex trafficking.” In a state that already has many cases of trafficking, the Super Bowl can be an added opportunity for traffickers to take advantage of the travel and crowds.”
“According to Forbes, 10,000 prostitutes were brought to Miami for the Super Bowl in 2010 and 133 underage arrests for prostitution were made in Dallas during the 2011 Super Bowl.”
While the Super Bowl isn’t the only large event to attract traffickers and victims, it’s one of the largest, annual events in America.
Arizona is already a hot spot for all forms of human trafficking, including child rape trafficking. Its proximity to the southern border, large populations of homeless and runaway children, and popular entertainment industries - among other things - make it a high target area.
What we want the public to understand is that, whether it is by force or by choice, “sex workers” are being trafficked.
However, when it comes to child trafficking, exploitation, or any sexual behavior with a child, all of it is child abuse, which is irreparably harmful to the child.
A child cannot consent.
Veterans For Child Rescue’s mission is to expose and eradicate child trafficking in America and make our country a safe place for children.
Due to the covert nature of the trafficking industry, it’s imperative that we the people are aware and on the lookout for signs of children being trafficked, exploited, and harmed.
✈️ Travel Specific Red Flags to Watch For:
🚗 Rideshare Specific Red Flags:
🚚 Trucking Specific Red Flags:
Document & Report:
If you’re unsure, and the situation seems safe, engage in small talk and observe the child’s reaction.
Move to a safe distance. Ensure you have the details to report.
Be able to describe in detail:
You may be routed to an agency that specializes in kidnapping and human trafficking. The most important thing you can do is get the data right.
You have the right to request to remain anonymous in the reporting process.
Contact us if further assistance is needed.
Resist the urge to personally act.
Human traffickers are some of the most ruthless individuals on the criminal spectrum. They can best be defeated with intel and accurate reporting.
We are profoundly grateful to the hard working men and women of law enforcement and frontline heroes who serve and protect. We specifically want to acknowledge and celebrate the few agencies, District Attorneys, Attorney Generals, and elected officials who WILL assist and support our efforts to combat child trafficking, as well as prosecute predators.
May the many who don't yet have the courage find it within themselves to prioritize protecting children over any obstacles that may be holding them back from their duty to serve and protect the people, and especially, the innocent little ones.
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