Human Trafficking In The United States

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same level as drugs and the illegal trade of guns. Unlike the trade weapons and drugs, those who traffic in humans can sell and resale their commodity forcing each victim to suffer repeatedly. Human trafficking can happen anywhere. Even though accurate data on the extent of trafficking in human beings does not exist. The U.S Department of State estimated that between 800,000 children , women and men are trafficked across international borders each year. Other estimated range from 4 to 27 million this estimate includes global trafficking. Within the United States, figures are much smaller. The U.S. State department calculated that between 14,500 and 17,500 trafficked victims enter the United States each year. This figure is down from the estimate
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