Human Trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery and a federal crime. It is defined as the trade in humans, most commonly for the purpose of sexual slavery, forced labor or commercial sexual exploitation induced by force, fraud, or coercion.
Human trafficking is the fastest growing business of organized crime.
It is estimated more than 40 million people are enslaved worldwide today and almost every country in the world is affected by trafficking, whether as a country of origin or destination.
The A-M-P Model, as defined by the Trafficking Victims Protection Act, states that trafficking in persons has three core elements:
Recruitment, transport, harboring, receipt of persons
Threat or use of force, coercion, abduction, fraud, deception, abuse of power or vulnerability, or giving payments or benefits to a person in control of the victim
For the purpose of exploitation, which includes sexual exploitation, forced labor, slavery or similar practices
Human trafficking networks operate through a range of venues including:
Methods of recruitment include:
Methods of control include:
Charlotte serves as an artery for human trafficking as our city is located at the junction of two major interstates with a direct route from shipping ports.