Ohio

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

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

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All Time Statistics (Since 2007)

Signals

The Human Trafficking Hotline has received 11,224 signals since its inception.

Hotline Call: 9,448
SMS Report: 846
Online Report: 657
Email Received: 188
Web Chat: 85

Cases

Since its inception, the Human Trafficking Hotline has identified 3,102 cases of human trafficking. 6,013 victims were identified in these cases.

Statistics by Year

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2021

Signals Received in 2021

1,161
signals were received by the Hotline in 2021 from Ohio.
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

Referral
45

Internet
5

Other
1,111

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
840

SMS Report
210

Online Report
65

Email Received
39

Web Chat
7

Cases Identified in 2021

291
cases were identified in 2021.
424
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
232

Labor
23

Sex and Labor
16
Venues for Sex Trafficking

Pornography
27

Hotel/Motel-Based
18

Residence-Based Commercial Sex
18

Illicit Massage/Spa Business
12

Online Ad Venue Unknown
9

Escort/Delivery Service
6

Truck Stop-Based
6

Street-Based
5

Other
131
Venues for Labor Trafficking

Construction
4

Domestic Work
3

Restaurant/Food Service
3

Other
13

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
185

Access Service Referrals
87

Request Crisis Assistance
19

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
236

Males
42

Gender Minorities
6
Citizenships

US Citizen LPR
24

Foreign Nationals
11
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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