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Washington Statistics

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

Learn more about human trafficking in Washington 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 Washington. 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 12/31/2019.
Since 2007
Total Contacts: 5,258
Total Cases: 1,449
Total Victims - Moderate: 1,666
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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: 1,060
2019 statistics are current as of 12/31/2019.

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.

NHTRC 2014 Washington State Report

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

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Upcoming Events

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