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Human trafficking is the most common form of modern-day slavery. Estimates place
the number of its domestic and international victims in the millions, mostly females
and children enslaved in the commercial sex industry for little or no money. The
term human trafficking usually conjures up images of young girls beaten
and abused in faraway places, like Eastern Europe, Asia, or Africa. Actually, human
trafficking happens locally in cities and towns, both large and small, throughout
the United States, right in citizens' backyards.
Below are definitions that explain the difference between human trafficking and
The following questions or indicators can help assess if you or someone else may
be a victim of human trafficking:
HOW TO REPORT HUMAN TRAFFICKING
If you suspect that you or someone else is a victim of human trafficking, please
contact Sex Crimes by email:
PDSexCrimes.Unit@sanantonio.gov or call the Sex Crimes Unit at
210-207-2313, Monday – Friday, between 7:45 am and 4:30 pm.
The after-hours contact number for the Night Detectives is 210-207-7389.
If a criminal offense is in progress, please call 911 for a life threatening emergency,
or the non-emergency line for a non-life threatening event at 210-207-SAPD or 210-207-7273.
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES AND INFORMATION
Immigrations and Customs: http://www.ice.gov/human-trafficking/
US Department of Labor:
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