Human Trafficking is:
- Modern-day slavery involving the use of force, fraud, or coercion to obtain some type of labor or commercial sex act.
- The fastest growing business of organized crime and the third largest criminal enterprise in the world.
Human Trafficking is different from human smuggling. Trafficking is exploitation-based and does not require movement across borders or any type of transportation!
Human Trafficking Enterprise:
- Involves 5-10 victims
- A victim sees 6 customers each day
- A victim works 7 days a week
- The enterprise can earn between $37,500 and $75,000 each week
Human Trafficking Recently Dismantled in Houston:
- Prices varied according to age and appearance of victims
- Charged $20 admission fee
- Admission fee alone generated $1,265,820 in just 18 months
Human Trafficking in Texas:
- 20% of human trafficking in the United States occur in Texas
- 20% of victims in United States travel through Texas
- 25% of nationally rescued victims are rescued in Texas
- Houston is the nation’s largest hub for human trafficking
- 2012 there were over 200 active brothels, 2 new ones every month
- Houston is home to more strip clubs and illicit spas than Las Vegas
- Houston has more brothels than Starbucks coffee shops
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