Human Trafficking Bill Sent to Governor´s Desk
September 10, 2009

Approximately 600,000 to 800,000 victims annually are trafficked across international borders worldwide, according to the US Department of State. Victims are generally trafficked into the US from Asia, Central and South America, and Eastern Europe. Many human trafficking victims do not understand English and are therefore isolated and often unable to communicate with service providers, law enforcement and others who might be able to help them.


According to the Justice Department, nearly 90 percent of victims in human trafficking cases were female and almost all (99%) victims in sex trafficking cases were female.
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