Poiema Foundation - Education and Public Awareness of Human Trafficking

Where Does Human Trafficking Occur?

Everywhere; human trafficking has no geographic boundaries.

Human trafficking occurs in every country, even in the United States within our cities, rural towns, suburbs and communities. Perpetrators and pimps will go anywhere, do anything to reach the vulnerable and lure them into human trafficking.

In 2020, Texas was second in the nation for reported cases of human trafficking. A total of 987 human trafficking cases in Texas were reported to the National Human Trafficking Hotline, the second-most of any U.S. state (after California).