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Slavery in the U.S.

"Human trafficking is an offense against human dignity, a crime in which human beings, many of them teenagers and young children, are bought and sold and often sexually abused by violent criminals. Our nation is determined to fight and end this modern form of slavery." --President G.W. Bush

The CIA estimates 14,500 to 17,500 victims are trafficked into the United States every year. We applaud the U.S. government in its leadership to combat human trafficking and slavery, but more needs to be done. (Click here to read the State Department's Trafficking in Persons Report.)

Could it be happening in your own hometown? Click on a state in the map below to read about recently recorded cases of slavery and human trafficking in that state. You can also go directly to our archive of slavery cases in the US or submit a case for inclusion in the archive.

To report a case of human trafficking in the U.S., call the Trafficking Information and Referral Hotline at 1-888-3737-888.

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