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Share Polaris data to educate Congress on trafficking

From January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016, over 8,500 human trafficking suvivors contacted the National Human Trafficking Hotline, operated by Polaris, for support. During these conversations, survivors disclosed information about their own trafficking experiences - or about potential victims for whom they were seeking support.

Data on human trafficking is infamously difficult to find because this crime is significantly underreported. The brave survivors who contacted the Hotline provided a wealth of data, which has been analyzed by Polaris staff to learn about trends surrounding human trafficking.

It's crucial Congress understands the complexity and challenges of modern day slavery. Share Polaris data with Congress today.

 

The data on these pages are not based on a systematic survey, but are analyzed from the information received about 8,542 survivors from Jan. 1, 2016 to Dec. 31, 2016. Individuals are never asked questions specifically for data collection purposes and are only asked to share what they are comfortable providing so that they can be connected to the support they want. The data are not intended to represent the full scope of human trafficking, but to help identify trends.