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Florida Facts Regarding Human Trafficking

Florida ranks #3 in the nation for Human Trafficking}

Half of the sex victims in the U.S are 17 years old or younger


Minor Victims

In Miami-Dade approximately 40% of our total victims are minors


Adult Victims

60% of our total victims are adults (average age of adult being 18-23 years)


Females Minor

In Miami-Dade, 96% of our
minor victims are females


Females Adult

In Miami-Dade, 92% of our
adult victims are female

What is Human Trafficking?

  • Merriam-Webster definition of human trafficking: Human Trafficking is the organized criminal activity in which human beings are treated as possessions to be controlled and exploited (as by being forced into prostitution or involuntary labor).
  • Florida Statute 787.06(2)(d): Human Trafficking is the transporting, soliciting, recruiting, harboring, providing, enticing, maintaining, or obtaining another person for the purpose of exploitation of that person. Read full Statute
  • Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 Definition: defines the “severe forms of human trafficking” as: The recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for:
    • sex trafficking in which a commercial sex act is induced by force, fraud, or coercion, or in which the person induced to perform such act has not attained 18 years of age; or
    • labor or services, through the use of force, fraud, or coercion for the purpose of subjection to involuntary servitude, peonage, debt bondage, or slavery. Read full statute

Where to Report Suspected Human Trafficking Activity:

  • State Attorneys Human Trafficking Unit Number → 786-775-5270
  • State Attorney’s Office Human Trafficking Hotline → 305-FIX-STOP
  • Human Trafficking Miami Hotline → 305-FIX-STOP
  • Florida Department of Children and Families abuse hotline → 1-800-96-ABUSE
  • POLARIS National Human Trafficking Hotline: 1 (888) 373-7888