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West Virginia

West Virginia Statistics

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

Learn more about human trafficking in West Virginia 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 West Virginia. 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: 499
Total Cases: 131
Total Victims - Moderate: 121
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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: 164
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.

National Hotline 2018 West Virginia 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 West Virginia 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 West Virginia 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 West Virginia 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 West Virgi

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Upcoming Events

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