Missouri

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

Learn more about human trafficking in Missouri by browsing the hotline statistics, resources, and local events listings below.

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All Time Statistics (Since 2007)

Signals

The Human Trafficking Hotline has received 6,166 signals since its inception.

Hotline Call: 4,502
SMS Report: 757
Online Report: 705
Email Received: 133
Web Chat: 69

Cases

Since its inception, the Human Trafficking Hotline has identified 1,524 cases of human trafficking. 3,160 victims were identified in these cases.

Statistics by Year

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2021

Signals Received in 2021

1,103
signals were received by the Hotline in 2021 from Missouri.
355
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

Internet
70

Referral
66

Other
967

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
650

SMS Report
213

Online Report
186

Email Received
44

Web Chat
10

Cases Identified in 2021

240
cases were identified in 2021.
327
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
210

Labor
15

Sex and Labor
6
Venues for Sex Trafficking

Pornography
47

Hotel/Motel-Based
19

Online Ad Venue Unknown
6

Residence-Based Commercial Sex
6

Street-Based
5

Escort/Delivery Service
4

Illicit Massage/Spa Business
3

Other
120
Venues for Labor Trafficking

Other
15

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
167

Access Service Referrals
51

Request Crisis Assistance
22

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
213

Males
20
Citizenships

US Citizen LPR
53

Foreign Nationals
10
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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