U.S. says that 300,000 American children are at risk of being trafficked into the sex industry this year!

More than 300,000 U.S. children were trafficked last year! and that is just what has been reported.

  • Almost 300,000 American children are at risk for trafficking into the sex industry (U.S. Dept of
    State).
  • There are girls as young as 5 and 6 years old in the U.S. that are forced to do sexual acts for economic gain by their pimp (USDOJ, 2010).
  • In the first 21 months of operation, the Human Trafficking Reporting System recorded information on more than 1,200 alleged incidents of human trafficking between January 1, 2007, and September 30, 2008. Most (83%) of the reported human trafficking incidents involved allegations of sex trafficking (USDOJ, 2010).
  • In 2009, a three day operation across 36 cities across 30 FBI divisions around the U.S. led to the recovery of 52 children who were being victimized through prostitution. Additionally, nearly 700 others, including 60 pimps, were arrested on local and state charges (FBI, 2009).

Source: A history of sex trafficking.

Decades of data suggested that the majority of children trafficked in the United States are child welfare involved.

Resources: This is a work in progress so if you know of any resources that should be listed please comment on this website or join the state group and list the resources and information that people need to know about. Thank you.

Minding Hearts is building advocacy and peer support groups in each state.  The groups are created to raise awareness, educate, and advocate for those that might not otherwise be heard. We are here for encouragement, education, and support. We cannot give legal advice, but we can try and direct you in the right direction with your case. Links to legal services are listed with their states. Please share and let’s grow our groups. We are here to support families and develop resources that maintain family integrity. We look forward to your support. If you would rather become active by donating, then visit the donation page.

2 thoughts on “U.S. says that 300,000 American children are at risk of being trafficked into the sex industry this year!

  1. West Virginia needs to be investigated please help these children please the state is savage and do not care about the best interest of the children they steal they are doing it for monatary gain

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