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Michigan Statistics

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

Learn more about human trafficking in Michigan 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 Michigan. 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.


Total statistics from 12/7/07 to 12/31/2018.
Since 2007
Total Contacts: 5,713
Total Cases: 1,504
Total Victims - Moderate: 2,222
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: 1,709
2018 statistics are current as of 12/31/2018.


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National Hotline 2018 Michigan State Report

The data in this report represents signals and cases from January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018 and is accurate as of July 25, 2019.

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National Hotline 2017 Michigan State Report

July, 2018

The data in this report represents signals and cases from January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017 and is accurate as of July 11, 2018.

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National Hotline 2016 Michigan 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 Michigan 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 Michigan.

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Upcoming Events

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

Movie - Break the Chain

Tue, 01/21/2020 - 18:30
Port Huron, MI

The Michigan Abolitionist Project: Port Huron Community Group is sponsoring a free movie night, open to the community. ‘Break the Chain’  is an award-winning featu


Battle For Freedom

Sat, 01/25/2020 - 19:30
Allen Park, MI

January 25, 2020, Allen Park, MI: January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month and Soroptimist of Trenton Area along with Hope Against Trafficking of Southeast Michigan will host i


Round Table Networking for Professionals and Advocates

Tue, 01/28/2020 - 17:00
Troy, MI

This networking and interactive event is for experienced advocates and professionals who are active in addressing human trafficking in the state of Michigan through prevention, education and/or the