An estimated 18,000 victims of trafficking are brought to the U.S. each year. Typically the poor and vulnerable are targeted for exploitation and are taken against their will or under false pretenses. Of these trafficking victims, 80% are women and children.

Texas is the destination for 25% of all victims brought to the U.S.

Additionally, an estimated 200,000 – 600,000 men, women, and children are domestic victims of trafficking. This means residents of the U.S. are also victimized in this fashion without ever leaving our country.

83% of victims of sex trafficking in the United States are U.S. citizens.

There are several common destinations for victims of trafficking. They include cantinas, strip clubs, massage spas, modeling studios, brothels, and private establishments. The internet provides a convenient source of advertising for those who enslave others.