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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 National 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 2018 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 12/31/2018.
Since 2007

Total Contacts: 
229,020
Total Cases: 
51,919
Total Calls: 
186,234
Total Webforms: 
15,436
Total Emails: 
13,337
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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: 
67,593
Total Victims - High: 
59,092
2018 data is current as of December 31, 2018.
41,088
Contacts This Year
10,949
Human Trafficking Cases Reported This Year
14,701
21,864
7,838

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.

33,894
Contacts This Year
8,773
Human Trafficking Cases Reported This Year
11,038
10,625
5,523

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.

32,152
Contacts This Year
7,748
Human Trafficking Cases Reported This Year
7,873
9,263
5,071

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.

27,290
Contacts This Year
5,714
Human Trafficking Cases Reported This Year
7,145
5,161
4,482

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.

26,248
Contacts This Year
5,151
Human Trafficking Cases Reported This Year
5,086
5,057
3,417

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.

24,246
Contacts This Year
4,913
Human Trafficking Cases Reported This Year
4,159
5,669
2,451

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.

14,987
Contacts This Year
3,257
Human Trafficking Cases Reported This Year
2,715
4,030
1,364

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 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.