There are more than 4 million victims of sex trafficking globally
North Carolina is ranked in the top 10 in the USA for trafficking
The Charlotte/Concord area is ranked #1 in NC for trafficking
Traffickers use force, fraud, or coercion to lure their victims and force them into labor or commercial sexual exploitation. They look for people who are susceptible for a variety of reasons, including psychological or emotional vulnerability, economic hardship, lack of a social safety net, natural disasters, or political instability. The trauma caused by the traffickers can be so great that many may not identify themselves as victims or ask for help, even in highly public settings.