A person is a victim of human trafficking when they are forced, tricked, or coerced into performing commercial sex acts or working in exploitive jobs. A victim of trafficking can be from any foreign country or from the United States and can be any age, sex, or ethnicity. Human trafficking is a global problem, and with New York City as a major transportation hub, there is potential for both foreign-born and domestic victims of human trafficking to pass through here. Human trafficking often remains hidden from public view, allowing traffickers to evade detection by law enforcement. The Let's End Human Trafficking community awareness campaign helps bring human trafficking out of the shadows to raise awareness among New Yorkers about this heinous form of exploitation. By exposing this crime, New Yorkers can take part in the fight against human trafficking and encourage victims to come forward and seek help.
Let's Call an End to Human Trafficking
are a victim of human trafficking or would like to report a tip regarding
suspected human trafficking, call 911 in an
emergency. If you have information regarding human trafficking
which is not an emergency, would like more information about human trafficking
or would like to learn about how you can help, call
311. If you live outside of New York City, call the toll-free National Hotline at