Human Trafficking


Estimates place California as one of the top three states in the nation for human trafficking.1

Three of the 10 worst child sex trafficking areas in the United States are in California: San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego.2
Victims in California are domestic servants, child laborers, sex slaves, and forced laborers of all ages. Over 27 million people are slaves today—more than during 400 years of the transatlantic slave trade. The sale of human beings is the third largest illicit trade following drugs and weapons, but is growing faster than both of these. An estimated 50% of the victims are children and 80% are women.

1California Emergency Management Agency:
California Against Slavery: