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Illinois Statistics

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

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

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The statistics below are based on the contacts -- phone calls, texts, online chats, emails, and webforms -- received by the NHTH that reference Illinois. 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 12/31/2020.
Since 2007
Total Contacts: 7,554
Total Cases: 1,996
Total Victims - Moderate: 2,285
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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: 2,158
2020 data is current through December 31, 2020.

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 Illinois 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 Illinois 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 Illinois.

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NHTRC 2014 Illinois State Report

The following information is based on incoming signals made to the NHTRC from January 1, 2014 – December 31, 2014 from individuals in Illinois about human trafficking cases and issues related to hu

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Our Great Hobby: An Analysis of Online Networks for Buyers of Sex in Illinois

A report studying USA Sex Guide online forums, examining how sex buyers use online forums and how local law enforcement and legislation impacts users.

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Upcoming Events

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