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Human Trafficking

Human Trafficking is the exploitation of another human being in the use of a criminal activity. The victims of human trafficking are often psychologically and/or emotionally vulnerable, come from economic hardship and participate in criminal acts through the direction of another by coercion.

Victims of human trafficking are often forced into labor through violence, manipulation, false promises, and romantic relationships.

Some but not all trafficking criminal activity includes sex crimes such as prostitution, labor trafficking, and drug related offenses.

Many, but not all victims are trafficking may be migrants from other countries who may have both language barriers and a fear of law enforcement based on previous experiences in their home country, making human trafficking very difficult to stop.