Approximately 79,000 minors and youth are victims of sex trafficking in Texas.

(Institute on Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault at The University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work)


Since 2013, over 12,000 calls were made

to the National Human Trafficking Hotline from Texas.

(National Human Trafficking Hotline 2016)


Over 50 cases were filed in Lubbock County for Trafficking of Persons and Compelling Prostitution in fiscal year 2016.

(Texas Judicial Branch–2016 Annual Statistical Report)


As of August 31, 2014, 98 individuals were incarcerated in Texas state prisons for convictions of either trafficking of persons

or compelling prostitution.

(The Texas Human Trafficking Prevention

Task Force Report 2014)


There are less than 35 beds in residential facilities in Texas to assist child victims

of sex trafficking.







If you believe you’re a victim of sex trafficking or know someone who is and need immediate help please dial 1-888-373-7888 and the National Human Trafficking Resource Center will connect you with local assistance. Or victims and survivors may send a message to BeFree (233733) to get help or to connect with local services.



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Sex trafficking is a crime

against humanity and is

modern day slavery.

There are an estimated



victims of human trafficking worldwide

((International Labour Organization)

20.9 Million




of those victims are in forced sexual exploitation

((International Labour Organization)

4.5 Million

Human trafficking in the private economy generates



in illegal profits per year

((International Labour Organization)

$150 Billion

As many as



children run away each year in the United States, and within forty-eight hours of hitting the streets, a third of these children are lured or recruited by a trafficker into the underground world of prostitution and pornography.

(The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children)

1.6 & 2.8 Million

In 2016



of the 18,500 endangered runaways reported to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children were likely sex trafficking victims.

(The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children)

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