The Typology of Modern Slavery

Human trafficking is not just related to sex work, but also involves a variety of other areas where individuals may find themselves in. As a report from Polaris states, there are plenty of other categories to describe the kind of work trafficking victims may be involved in. While looking at sex trafficking work is included in their study, various other areas exist. The Polaris report focuses on the following: Escort Services, Illicit Message, Health & Beauty Services, Residential, Outdoor Solicitation, Domestic Work, Bars Strip Clubs & Cantinas, Pornography, Traveling Sales Crew, Restaurant & Food Service, Peddling & Begging, Agriculture, & Animal, Husbandry, Personal Sexual Servitude, Construction, Hotels and Hospitality, Landscaping, Illicit Activities, Arts and Entertainment, Commercial Cleaning Services, Factories & Mining, Remote Interactive Sexual Acts, Carnivals, Forestry & Logging, Health Care, and Recreational Facilities. “Polaris analyzed more than 32,000 cases of human trafficking…between December 2007 and December 2016 through its operation of the National Human Trafficking Hotline and BeFree Textline.


Note**** – “This is the largest data set on Human Trafficking in the United States ever completed and analyzed.”

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