Let’s proceed to the list of the top US cities for human trafficking in 2018. Insider Monkey has recently published an arresting article about it.Every year thousands of people become victims of human trafficking all around the world. However, in spite of common beliefs, no country is excused from that, including those considered as the most developed. Believing that human trafficking is a problem only in poor the third-world countries is one of the myths among many of them, as site Mashable said. Yes, human trafficking is happening right now and just in front of our eyes!
Now without a further ado let’s see what Insider Monkey has investigated for us. We have picked three of the top US cities for human trafficking in 2018 from their list.
The first one is Chicago, Illinois. According to our research, Chicago has a high number of human trafficking victims mostly in the suburbs, and unfortunately, most of them are among very young girls. The average victims of sexual slavery, are girls aged between 12-14. They recruit potential victims on online game sites and applications, while there is a high number of kidnapped children, too. Moreover, the predictions are that Chicago could occupy even the fifth place on the list next year. The second city should be San Diego, California. According to official information, more than 8,000 people annually, are victims of human trafficking in San Diego. Numerous of volunteers work on education of hotel workers, which are actually witnesses of the human trafficking but do not recognize it (or have a fear of reporting to the police). They also started police actions for searching the houses where pimps could hide their victims, mostly sexual workers, and share leaflets to prostitutes to encourage them to escape. At last, but not least let’s see Sacramento, California. Sacramento is one of the worst cities on our list considering a high number of very young children victims of human trafficking recorded there. Many actions are intended to help parents to protect their children firstly, but also to teach children to be careful in communication with grown people and possible exploiters. However, many of children that are victims of human trafficking are Filipinos, what makes this problem even worse. They are from social and economical isolated groups, unreachable by police and social workers.
For any further useful information, read Insider Monkey’s article about 15 top US cities for human trafficking in 2018.