Human Trafficking FAQ

Human trafficking and prostitution are complex issues. Below are direct links to 13 frequently asked questions. You can also use the arrows at the bottom of the article to navigate the FAQ. Additional resources links are provided at the bottom of the page.

1. What is human trafficking?

2. What is the difference between trafficking in persons and human smuggling?

3. Is human trafficking a crime?

4. Who is vulnerable to becoming a victim of domestic or international HT?

5. How are victims recruited and controlled?

6. Why don’t people who are trafficked simply escape?

7. Who are the Traffickers?

8. Who purchases trafficked women and girls?

9. What are the needs of victims/survivors?

10. How do I identify a young person who might be sex trafficked?

11. What is the role of law enforcement in addressing human trafficking?

12. What should I do if I suspect human trafficking?

13. How can I get involved?  What can I do?