What You Need to Know About Human Trafficking

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  • An Booming International Crime Industry
  • "I Will Sell Them"
  • Hashtag Awareness
  • Human Trafficking Hits Home
  • U.S. Cities by the Numbers
  • It Can Happen to Anyone
  • Black Females at High Risk
  • The Children of Asia
  • The Commodification of Children
  • The Fight Against Human Trafficking
  • Your Daughters Are Our Daughters
  • Georgia Crime Victims Compensation Program
  • GA Cares
  • Out of Darkness
  • Street Grace
  • Youth Spark
  • Tapestri
  • National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
  • National Human Trafficking Hotline (Polaris Project)
  • National Sexual Assault Online Hotline
  • Office for Victims of Crime
  • The National Center for Victims of Crime

A Booming International Crime Industry

The abduction of nearly 300 Nigerian schoolgirls in April has inadvertently brought attention to an ongoing global crisis. Human trafficking is the third largest global crime industry behind illegal drugs and arms smuggling, with traffickers making an estimated $32 billion every year. Keep reading to learn more about this devastating crime affecting communities across the world. — Patrice Peck

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