Millions are trafficked worldwide, less than 3K offenders are yearly reported

Jan. is Human Trafficking Awareness Month


January 17, 2024

On Jan. 11, the State of Illinois recognized Human Trafficking Awareness Day, part of the larger Human Trafficking Awareness Month, in an effort to raise awareness about one of the most under-reported and under-identified crimes. Human trafficking involves the use of force, fraud, or coercion to control another person for labor or commercial sex act purposes. Every year millions of men, women, and children are trafficked worldwide, including in the United States and in Illinois.

“Here in Illinois, we are fighting to lift up our most vulnerable and protect all who are at risk of human tra...

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