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Texas Statistics

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, 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 Texas. 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 12/31/2018.
Since 2007
Total Contacts: 18,202
Total Cases: 4,788
Total Victims - Moderate: 7,956
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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: 8,505
2018 statistics are current as of 12/31/2018.

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.

Introduction to Human Trafficking: A Guide for Texas Education Professionals

Manual developed by the Texas Human Trafficking Prevention Task Force to equip educators with the knowledge to understand, recognize, and report human trafficking.

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Human Trafficking of Domestic Minors

Testimony by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services on the human trafficking of domestic minors.

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Assessing the Threat of Human Trafficking in Texas

A state intelligence estimate produced by the Texas Department of Public Safety in collaboration with other law enforcement and homeland security agencies.

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Sexually Oriented Businesses and Human Trafficking: Associations, Challenges, and Approaches

This report to the the Texas Legislature examines the relationship between sexually oriented businesses and human trafficking across Texas and the Nation.

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Upcoming Events

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