What is Human Trafficking?
Human trafficking is the exploitation of human beings using force, fraud, or coercion for the purpose of sexual exploitation and/or forced labor. The Salvation Army has been in the fight against human trafficking since 1885.
Types of Human Trafficking
Sex Trafficking is the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for the purpose of a commercial sex act in which a commercial sex act is induced by force, fraud, or coercion; or in which the person induced to perform the act has not yet reached 18 years of age.
Labor Trafficking is the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for labor or services through the use of force, fraud, or coercion for the purpose of involuntary servitude, debt bondage, peonage, or slavery.
What Makes the National Capital Area Vulnerable to Human Trafficking?
- Geographic Location
- Sporting Events
- Interstates and Truck Stops
- Easy Access to 3 Airports