Prevalence

Locally

Human trafficking happens in Arkansas and in our communities. In 2016 alone, the National Human Trafficking Hotline documented 137 calls and 45 reported cases of trafficking.


Nationally

According to the Polaris Project, which hosts the most comprehensive data on human trafficking, 7,572 cases of human trafficking were reported in 2016. Still, this number is not exhaustive and only reflects reported cases.


Globally

According to the International Labour Organization, an estimated 20.9 million people are trafficked worldwide.