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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, emails, and online tip reports -- received by the Hotline. The data do not define the totality of human trafficking or of a trafficking network in any given area. The National 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 National Hotline's 2016 Annual Report.

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National Statistics

To protect the identity of the people we serve, the National Hotline does not disclose exact statistics related to venues, industries, or caller information when referenced fewer than three times.

Since 2007

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Total statistics from 12/7/07 to 12/31/2017.
Since 2007

Total Signals: 
178,971
Total Cases: 
40,200
Total Calls: 
156,312
Total Webforms: 
11,601
Total Emails: 
11,058
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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: 
45,241
Total Victims - High: 
43,564
The NHTH is seeing changes in the primary methods of communication used by signalers. In 2017 there was an increase in total signals (including calls, emails, and webforms) over 2016.
26,557
Calls This Year
8,524
Human Trafficking Cases Reported This Year
10,708
10,534
4,687

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.

26,727
Calls This Year
7,565
Human Trafficking Cases Reported This Year
7,761
9,074
4,522

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.

21,947
Calls This Year
5,575
Human Trafficking Cases Reported This Year
7,029
5,056
3,506

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.

21,431
Calls This Year
5,041
Human Trafficking Cases Reported This Year
4,878
4,957
2,713

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.

20,579
Calls This Year
4,854
Human Trafficking Cases Reported This Year
4,066
5,620
2,158

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.

13,325
Calls This Year
3,272
Human Trafficking Cases Reported This Year
2,706
4,082
1,321

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, emails, or webforms. The National 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.