Traffickers 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.
Human trafficking is modern day slavery with victims in all 50 states.
Here are some common indicators to help recognize human trafficking:
DHS Blue campaign offers a variety of resources available for the public to help end human trafficking, including: