If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, please call 911.
Human trafficking is a situation in which an individual is compelled to work or engage in commercial sex through the use of force, fraud or coercion. If the individual is under the age of 18 and engaging in commercial sex they are experiencing trafficking regardless of whether force, fraud, or coercion is also taking place.
If you believe you may have information about a trafficking situation:
- Call the National Human Trafficking Hotline toll-free hotline at 1-888-373-7888: Anti-Trafficking Hotline Advocates are available 24/7 to take reports of potential human trafficking.
- Text the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 233733. Message and data rates may apply.
- Chat the National Human Trafficking Hotline via humantraffickinghotline.org/chat.
- Submit a tip online through the anonymous online reporting form below. However, please note that if the situation is urgent or occurred within the last 24 hours we would encourage you to call, text or chat.
- Interpreters are available via phone call only.
The information you provide will be reviewed by the Trafficking Hotline. You may have the option to provide information confidentially and/or remain anonymous. However, Trafficking Hotline staff are mandated reporters. This means that if you share information about a person 17 or under who is being harmed or about anyone in immediate danger, and you share your name, address, or anything to identify you, we reserve the right to report that information and the situation to the police and/or CPS. You can choose what information to share. Learn more about the Hotline's approach and policies regarding reporting trafficking situations to law enforcement.
Report missing children or child pornography to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) at 1-800-THE-LOST (843-5678) or through their Cybertipline.
Please note that if the situation is urgent or occurred within the last 24 hours we would encourage you to call, text or chat.
We are aware of viral content being shared on social media and have provided the information to law enforcement. Please only submit this form in regards to viral content if you have information regarding a specific victim or survivor.
National Human Trafficking Referral Directory
Este Directorio de referencias en línea está compuesto de organizaciones y programas contra la trata de personas que ofrecen servicios de emergencia, de transición o de largo plazo a las víctimas y sobrevivientes de la trata de personas. También incluye organizaciones que proporcionan recursos y oportunidades en el area de la lucha contra la trata de personas.
Human Trafficking Hotline Statistics
signals were received by the Hotline in 2021. Includes calls, texts, and online chats and tips.