Michigan

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

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

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All Time Statistics (Since 2007)

Signals

The Human Trafficking Hotline has received 8,884 signals since its inception.

Hotline Call: 7,285
SMS Report: 748
Online Report: 651
Email Received: 105
Web Chat: 95

Cases

Since its inception, the Human Trafficking Hotline has identified 2,455 cases of human trafficking. 5,367 victims were identified in these cases.

Statistics by Year

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2021

Signals Received in 2021

1,186
signals were received by the Hotline in 2021 from Michigan.
526
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
6

Training/Conference
6

Internet
5

Other
1,169

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
943

SMS Report
150

Online Report
56

Email Received
24

Web Chat
13

Cases Identified in 2021

295
cases were identified in 2021.
429
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
238

Labor
18

Sex and Labor
11
Venues for Sex Trafficking

Hotel/Motel-Based
30

Residence-Based Commercial Sex
27

Pornography
20

Illicit Massage/Spa Business
16

Online Ad Venue Unknown
15

Hostess/Strip Club-Based
3

Other
127
Venues for Labor Trafficking

Domestic Work
6

Other
12

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
208

Access Service Referrals
71

Request Crisis Assistance
15

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
252

Males
28
Citizenships

US Citizen LPR
21

Foreign Nationals
9
2020
2019
2018
2017
2016
2015
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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