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Last year, more than 10,000 victims were trafficked in the United States. These victims are unevenly distributed across geographies and industries. The anti-human trafficking nonprofit Polaris gathered statistics on cases and potential victims from the National Human Trafficking Hotline and classified these cases based on their typology of modern slavery.

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The anti-human trafficking nonprofit Polaris gathered statistics on cases and potential victims from the National Human Trafficking Hotline and classified these cases based on their typology of modern slavery.

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Geographies

The National Human Trafficking Hotline also reveals which states report the most cases of human trafficking.

While the states with the largest population—California, Texas, Florida—tend to have the highest number of victims, Polaris estimated District of Columbia and Nevada to have the highest number of human trafficking victims per capita. In DC, there are an estimated 88 individuals trafficked for every 1 million residents, and in Nevada, there are an estimated 66 for every 1 million residents, significantly higher than in all the remaining states, which never go much higher than 30 in every 1 million.

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