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Hotline Statistics

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 this website are based on aggregated information learned through signals -- phone calls, emails, and online tip reports -- received by the Hotline. The data do 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.

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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

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Total statistics from 12/7/07 to 12/31/2016.
Since 2007

Total Signals: 
145,764
Total Cases: 
31,659
Total Calls: 
128,686
Total Webforms: 
8,226
Total Emails: 
8,852
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Cases categorized as “High” contain a high level of indicators of human trafficking. Cases coded as “Moderate” contain several indicators of human trafficking, or resemble common trafficking scenarios but lack core details of force, fraud, or coercion.
Total Victims - Moderate: 
34,690
Total Victims - High: 
32,358
2016 statistics are current as of December 31, 2016
26,727
Calls This Year
7,572
Human Trafficking Cases Reported This Year
7,767
9,045
4,522

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.

21,946
Calls This Year
5,526
Human Trafficking Cases Reported This Year
6,939
5,031
3,615

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.

21,431
Calls This Year
5,042
Human Trafficking Cases Reported This Year
4,450
4,653
2,713

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.

20,579
Calls This Year
4,884
Human Trafficking Cases Reported This Year
3,756
5,451
2,158

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.

13,325
Calls This Year
3,279
Human Trafficking Cases Reported This Year
2,404
3,878
1,321

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.

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.