About The Report
Although it is nearly impossible to capture a complete data snapshot of human trafficking in the United States, criminal justice metrics can help fill in certain pieces of the larger picture. The Human Trafficking Institute’s (HTI) annual Federal Human Trafficking Report (“The Report”) provide the only exhaustive review of human trafficking prosecutions in U.S. federal courts. The report presents data from both sex trafficking and forced labor prosecutions, and supplements its analysis with information from civil human trafficking lawsuits. The Report’s data are not a reflection of the prevalence of human trafficking in the United States, but instead, serve as an analysis of fact patters and trends in human trafficking schemes prosecuted at the federal level.
Take a look at the full Federal Human Trafficking Reports to get an idea of where the data on this website comes from and view even more charts and data comparisons.