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Hotline Statistics

The National Human Trafficking Hotline maintains one of the most extensive data sets on the issue of human trafficking in the United States. The statistics contained on this website are based on aggregated information learned through signals -- phone calls, texts, online chats, emails, and online tip reports -- received by the Trafficking Hotline. The data do not define the totality of human trafficking or of a trafficking network in any given area. The Trafficking Hotline uses this data to help human trafficking victims and survivors and to provide the anti-trafficking field with information to help combat all forms of human trafficking.

Click here to read the Trafficking Hotline's 2020 Statistics.

In order to ensure a high quality of data, the National Human Trafficking Hotline reviews cases of potential trafficking and records the information included below. Due to delays in data cleanup, more recent statistics may not be available. This page contains the most recently available information.

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Total National Statistics

The National Human Trafficking Hotline uses the word "case" to represent distinct situations of trafficking reported to the hotline. A case can involve one or more potential victims of trafficking and can be reported to the hotline through one or more conversations via call, text, email, online report, or webchat. The use of the word case is not an indication of law enforcement involvement in the situation.

Polaris has changed the way we present certain data to include contacts initiated by text and chat. As a result, data obtained before this change may not match what is currently available on this site.

Since 2007

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Total statistics from 12/7/07 to 12/31/20.
Since 2007

Total Contacts: 
328,255
Total Cases: 
73,946
Total Calls: 
245,566
Total Webforms: 
23,069
Total Emails: 
20,555
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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 - Moderate: 
86,996
Total Victims - High: 
64,718
2020 data is current through December 31, 2020.
51,667
Contacts This Year
10,583
Human Trafficking Cases Reported This Year
4,691
12,325
13,594

These statistics are non-cumulative. Cases may involve multiple victims and include males and females, foreign nationals and U.S. citizens, adults and minors. In some cases, callers do not provide demographic information.

48,258
Contacts This Year
11,494
Human Trafficking Cases Reported This Year
7,496
15,254
10,575

These statistics are non-cumulative. Cases may involve multiple victims and include males and females, foreign nationals and U.S. citizens, adults and minors. In some cases, callers do not provide demographic information.

41,011
Contacts This Year
10,906
Human Trafficking Cases Reported This Year
8,238
13,804
8,257

These statistics are non-cumulative. Cases may involve multiple victims and include males and females, foreign nationals and U.S. citizens, adults and minors. In some cases, callers do not provide demographic information.

33,903
Contacts This Year
8,775
Human Trafficking Cases Reported This Year
11,043
10,624
5,532

These statistics are non-cumulative. Cases may involve multiple victims and include males and females, foreign nationals and U.S. citizens, adults and minors. In some cases, callers do not provide demographic information.

32,149
Contacts This Year
7,742
Human Trafficking Cases Reported This Year
7,871
9,250
5,275

These statistics are non-cumulative. Cases may involve multiple victims and include males and females, foreign nationals and U.S. citizens, adults and minors. In some cases, callers do not provide demographic information.

The data displayed on this site is generated from information communicated to the National Human Trafficking Hotline via calls, texts, online chats, emails, or webforms. The Trafficking Hotline cannot verify the accuracy of the information reported. This is not a comprehensive report on the scale or scope of human trafficking within an area. These statistics may be subject to change.