Modern Slavery in the USA: 25 Types and Road to Freedom Report #sextrafficking #polaris #labor trafficking

Modern slavery is sex and labor trafficking.

In The Typology of Modern Slavery, Polaris’s research team proposes a classification system that identifies 25 distinct types of human trafficking in the United States, including:

1. Escort Services

14. Construction

2. Illicit Massage, Health, and Beauty

15. Hotels and Hospitality

3. Outdoor Solicitation

16. Landscaping

4. Residential

17. Illicit Activities

5. Domestic Work

18. Arts and Entertainment

6. Bars, Strip Clubs, and Cantinas

19. Commercial Cleaning Services

7. Pornography

20. Factories and Manufacturing

8. Traveling Sales Crews

21. Remote Interactive Sexual Acts

9. Restaurants and Food Service

22. Carnivals

10. Peddling and Begging

23. Forestry and Logging

11. Agriculture and Animal Husbandry

24. Health Care

12. Personal Sexual Servitude

25. Recreational Facilities

13. Health and Beauty Services


“One of the primary challenges to ending modern slavery has been the lack of data to understand the problem,” said Bradley Myles, CEO of Polaris. “The Typology of Modern Slavery offers a new map to understand how human trafficking manifests throughout the country.”

“Perpetrators of human trafficking often operate in the shadows making it a challenge to interrupt the systems that support them,” said Colorado Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman. “This report provides a comprehensive look at the typology of modern slavery that will help prosecutors protect victims and pursue criminals.”

Polaris received reports of 32,208 cases of potential human trafficking and 10,085 potential cases of labor exploitation. The Typology report offers the next step in creating a world without slavery. Polaris invites survivors, practitioners, and experts in the field to help refine this classification system and make it even more accurate and robust by contributing cases, data, and firsthand experiences beyond those included in the report.

Funding for the Typology report was provided through a grant from Google, a longtime partner to Polaris and supporter of anti-human trafficking work throughout the world. On Monday, Polaris was awarded the 2017 Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship from the Skoll Foundation, which recognizes organizations that disrupt the status quo, drive sustainable large-scale change, and are poised to create an even greater impact in the world.

People can receive help or report a tip of suspected human trafficking in the United States by calling the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-373-7888 or by sending a text to Polaris at “BeFree” (233733).

Direct Link to Full 80 Page 2017 Report

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