Seaforth set to be destination for human trafficking workshop

The data says there was a 35% jump in reported cases in 2016 as the Polaris-operated hotlines handled a record 8,042 cases of human trafficking in 2016.
Human trafficking is also on the rise nationwide but experts say that more people are reporting it.With 670 cases of human trafficking in Texas in 2016, almost 473 of them were sex trafficking.ICE said HSI is working with the U.S. Department of State’s existing global law officer training programs, known as worldwide Law Enforcement Academies, “to take their human trafficking training module around the globe”.New data from the National Human Trafficking Hotline shows more people in the USA are reporting human trafficking.

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Statistics show most of the cases involve women and adults. “While gaps in services remain, the success of the National Hotline is a reflection of the incredible dedication of our more than 3,100 service provider and trained law enforcement contacts, as well as the agencies and government officials that continue to work tirelessly to help survivors and strengthen a victim-centered safety net”. “And we’re able to provide whatever assistance that individual is looking for”.Prosecutors say it can be hard to build a human trafficking case, because victims are oftentimes scared to testify, in fear of their own lives.She said in the Lubbock community and surrounding areas they have seen all kinds of circumstances of sex trafficking, and some of it has been gang related.”Our focus is on the pimps or the people who are profiting of this”, he said.”We know where money transfers are occurring all over the world”, he said.