Florida

Human trafficking is a form of modern slavery that occurs in every state, including Florida. The NHTH works closely with service providers, law enforcement, and other professionals in Florida to serve victims and survivors of trafficking, respond to human trafficking cases, and share information and resources.

Learn more about human trafficking in Florida by browsing the hotline statistics below.

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All Time Statistics (Since 2007)

Signals

The Human Trafficking Hotline has received 20,415 signals since its inception.

Hotline Call: 16,605
SMS Report: 1,942
Online Report: 1,235
Email Received: 410
Web Chat: 223

Cases

Since its inception, the Human Trafficking Hotline has identified 6,168 cases of human trafficking. 15,063 victims were identified in these cases.

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2021

Signals Received in 2021

2,894
signals were received by the Hotline in 2021 from Florida.
1,146
signals received were from victims or survivors of human trafficking

How do contacts hear about the hotline?

It is helpful for us to learn how people hear about the Hotline so that we can strategically advertise to reach more victims and survivors. However, we are not always able to collect this information during every conversation. 

Ways the Hotline was Found

Referral
22

Internet
12

Training/Conference
8

Other
2,852

How do contacts reach the hotline?

People can contact the Hotline by phone, text, online chat, online form, and email. Most people contact us by phone or text.

Signal Types

Hotline Call
2,124

SMS Report
506

Online Report
143

Email Received
82

Web Chat
39

Cases Identified in 2021

781
cases were identified in 2021.
1,253
victims were involved in these cases. Cases can involve multiple victims.

What types of trafficking cases were reported?

The Hotline receives tips about situations involving sex trafficking, labor trafficking, sex & labor trafficking, as well as situations where the type of trafficking may be unknown or not specified. 

Types of Trafficking

Sex
574

Labor
99

Sex and Labor
37
Venues for Sex Trafficking

Hotel/Motel-Based
56

Illicit Massage/Spa Business
55

Pornography
53

Residence-Based Commercial Sex
36

Online Ad Venue Unknown
24

Escort/Delivery Service
15

Street-Based
12

Hostess/Strip Club-Based
8

Bar/Club
5

Other
310
Venues for Labor Trafficking

Agriculture/Farms
20

Domestic Work
11

Hospitality
9

Construction
8

Restaurant/Food Service
6

Illicit Activity
4

Arts & Entertainment
3

Hostess/Strip Club
3

Traveling Sales Crew
3

Other
32

What was the primary request in each case?

People contact the hotline to report a tip, request a referral, or reach out for crisis-related services such as immediate shelter or crisis response.

Requests on Human Trafficking Cases

Report a Trafficking Tip
514

Access Service Referrals
222

Request Crisis Assistance
45

Case Demographics

The Hotline only collects demographic information for victims and survivors in a trafficking situation when appropriate. These numbers are not cumulative as one case could involve multiple victims and survivors.

Ages
Not enough data available.
Genders

Females
638

Males
115

Gender Minorities
8
Citizenships

Foreign Nationals
105

US Citizen LPR
49
2020
2019
2018
2017
2016
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2007-2014

Human Trafficking Hotline Statistics

50,123

signals were received by the Hotline in 2021. Includes calls, texts, and online chats and tips.

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