Texas

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

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

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All Time Statistics (Since 2007)

Signals

The Human Trafficking Hotline has received 26,309 signals since its inception.

Hotline Call: 20,948
SMS Report: 2,666
Online Report: 1,769
Email Received: 679
Web Chat: 247

Cases

Since its inception, the Human Trafficking Hotline has identified 7,804 cases of human trafficking. 19,051 victims were identified in these cases.

Statistics by Year

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2021

Signals Received in 2021

3,534
signals were received by the Hotline in 2021 from Texas.
1,124
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
19

Internet
16

Training/Conference
15

Other
3,484

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
2,535

SMS Report
640

Email Received
188

Online Report
143

Web Chat
28

Cases Identified in 2021

917
cases were identified in 2021.
1,702
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
661

Labor
131

Sex and Labor
51
Venues for Sex Trafficking

Illicit Massage/Spa Business
69

Hotel/Motel-Based
66

Residence-Based Commercial Sex
59

Pornography
44

Online Ad Venue Unknown
34

Escort/Delivery Service
18

Street-Based
18

Hostess/Strip Club-Based
11

Bar/Club
7

Truck Stop-Based
4

Other
331
Venues for Labor Trafficking

Domestic Work
31

Construction
14

Illicit Activity
14

Agriculture/Farms
9

Restaurant/Food Service
7

Traveling Sales Crew
7

Hostess/Strip Club
4

Health & Beauty Services
3

Other
42

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
658

Access Service Referrals
217

Request Crisis Assistance
42

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
758

Males
137

Gender Minorities
11
Citizenships

Foreign Nationals
154

US Citizen LPR
66
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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