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January Is National Human Trafficking Month

January Is National Human Trafficking Month

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~ 2 weeks, 2 days ago   Jan 07 2021, 10:24am 
January Is National Human Trafficking Month
 
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January is National Human Trafficking Prevention Month.
 
Throughout this month, Constable Mark Herman with Harris County Precinct 4 will share facts about the crime of human trafficking and exploitation to raise awareness about this global issue.
 
Human trafficking is modern-day slavery.
 
It is the exploitation of men, women and children for forced labor or sex by a third-party for profit or gain.
 
Report suspicious activity to the 24-hour hotline at 1-888-373-7888 or text: 233733.
 
Here are some statistics:
 
*1,639,064 - the number of online sex ads in Texas last year, many of which sold sex trafficking victims.
 
223,910 - the number of online sex ads in Texas last year that are believed to have sold children.
 
15 - the average age a child trafficking victim is first sold for sex.
 
2 - Texas has the second highest number of trafficking cases in the country.
 
1 - one victim is too many for Texas.
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