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California Statistics

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

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

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The below statistics are based on the signals -- phone calls, emails, and webforms -- received by the NHTH that reference California. To protect the identity of the people we serve, the NHTH does not disclose exact statistics related to venues, industries, or caller information when referenced fewer than three times.

 

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Total statistics from 12/7/07 to 12/31/2017.
Since 2007
Total Calls: 23,053
Total Cases: 6,762
Total Victims - Moderate: 7,109
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Cases categorized as “High” contain a high level of indicators of human trafficking. Cases coded as “Moderate” contain several indicators of human trafficking, or resemble common trafficking scenarios but lack core details of force, fraud, or coercion.
Total Victims - High: 6,481
2017 statistics are current as of 12/31/2017.

Resources

If you have a resource you would like us to include, please email nhtrc@polarisproject.org with its title, publication date, topics, a summary paragraph, and a copy of or link to the file.

National Hotline 2016 California State Report

The following information is based on incoming communication with the National Human Trafficking Hotline from January 1, 2016 – December 31, 2016 about human trafficking cases and issues related to

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NHTRC 2015 California State Report

The following information is based on incoming signals made to the NHTRC from January 1, 2015 – December 31, 2015 about human trafficking cases and issues related to human trafficking in California

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NHTRC 2014 California State Report

The following information is based on incoming signals made to the NHTRC from January 1, 2014 – December 31, 2014 from individuals in California about human trafficking cases and issues related t
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Ending the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children: A Call for Multi-System Collaboration in California

An overview of the commercial sexual exploitation of children in California, with recommendations for intervention and prevention.

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Upcoming Events

Are you holding a human trafficking event in California? Submit an event for consideration here.

Advanced Human Trafficking Investigations Law Enforcement Course

Wed, 08/08/2018
San Bernardino, CA

Course PurposeThis course will provide law enforcement officers with operational tools and practices that will allow them to proactively identify and investigating human traffickin

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The Justice Institute - Women's Empowerment

Fri, 09/28/2018 - 10:00
Pasadena, CA

The Justice Conference is excited to take a deeper look at Women’s empowerment at our

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