This article will bring you to the list of the top states for human trafficking in 2018. Insider Monkey has recently published an interesting article about it. While the history of the United States teaches us that slavery was abolished in 1865, I am inclined to think that we have simply invented a new term for it. Term human trafficking is nowadays used to denote the same thing slavery denotes: the gravest violation of person’s fundamental rights and dehumanization of an individual. It implies an act that strips an individual of their freedom, subjugating them to the will of others completely. I do not intend to diminish other human rights abuses which we witness and experience every now and then by saying that human trafficking is the worst form of human rights abuse present nowadays. It is an issue virtually every country in the world is affected by, being either country of origin, transit or destination for victims, the United States being no exception as you will see.
Now without a further ado let’s see what Insider Monkey has investigated for us. We have picked three of the top states for human trafficking in 2018 from their list.
The first one is North Carolina. The total number of human trafficking victims in North Carolina since 2007 is 2.423. 118 cases were reported last year. Most of the cases involved sex trafficking and most of the victims were women. In 48 cases, minors were the victims. The second state should be Georgia which had a staggering 150 reported cases of human trafficking in 2017. Since 2007, there have been a total of 1.759 human trafficking cases. Out of 150 victims last year, 127 were female. The dominant form of trafficking was sex trafficking. At last, but not least let’s see New York, which may not be a surprise for you. In 2017, the state hotline received 474 calls, and there were 180 reported human trafficking cases. Out of 180 victims, 104 were adults, while 74 were minors. Furthermore, 152 victims were female. Much like is the case in other states, the most common form of trafficking was sex trafficking.
For any further useful information, read Insider Monkey’s article about 12 top states for human trafficking in 2018.