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Human trafficking is said to be the largest growing criminal activity in the world. It is quickly becoming more lucrative than drug sales, simply because the product traffickers sell is not a consumable product. When a trafficker sells a girl, he can sell her again, and again, and again. It is easy to see how human sex trafficking has become a multibillion dollar industry.
While most people assume those who fall victim to such heinous crimes are from third world countries, reality shows many of the victims come from our own cities and neighborhoods.
There are varying statistics as to how many people are sexually exploited in the United States. While there’s no way to verify statistics due to the nature of the crime, the estimations available are staggering and cause us to feel helpless to do anything to stop it, but we’re not.
We need to educate ourselves on the issue and then share what we learn.
We need to step in to the fight in some way, large or small.