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An Online Epidemic: Human Sex Trafficking

The information in the infographic below is from the University of New England’s Online Social Work program titled “Human Sex Trafficking – An Online Epidemic.” We’ve discussed the internet’s negative impact on human trafficking before, and this graphic does a stellar job of detailing the scale of the impact. “Between 2007 and 2012, online recruitment was the third most popular method

“Between 2007 and 2012, online recruitment was the third most popular method of pimp-led prostitution,” according to theNational Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC). The NHTRC is “a national, toll-free hotline, available to answer calls from anywhere in the country, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year in more than 200 languages. The NHTRC is operated by Polaris, a non-profit, non-governmental organization working exclusively on the issue of human trafficking.”

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