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Police Estimates of Sex Trafficking: Venues, Trends and Data Sources

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Publication Date: 
December 8, 2015
Hyunjung Cheon, Vincent J. Wbb, Charles M. Katz, Lidia E. Nuño

A new study from the Center for Violence Prevention and Community Service finds a lack of sex trafficking reporting standards as police agencies see prostitution shift from the street to online. A survey of 72 of the 100 largest U.S. municipal police departments shows a lack of uniformity in how they report sex trafficking and a lack of resources to address the problem. The study sought to provide a better understanding the magnitude of the problem and learn how policy agencies are responding.