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Talking Circle: Human Trafficking in Tribal Communities

“Talking Circle” Q&A Summary Human trafficking impacts tribal people more than most of us realize with traffickers preying on vulnerabilities such as jurisdiction, prosecution, and limited resources. On January 27, 2021, three panelists shared their experience working with tribal communities and answered participant questions during a Talking Circle titled “Human Trafficking in Tribal Communities.” Discussion…

Human Trafficking Statistics – 2019

In 2019, Polaris worked on 11,500 situations of human trafficking reported to the Polaris-operated U.S. National Human Trafficking Hotline. These situations involved 22,326 individual survivors; nearly 4,384 traffickers and 1,912 suspicious businesses. Human trafficking is notoriously underreported. Shocking as these numbers are, they are likely only a fraction of the actual problem.