What is human trafficking?

 

Simply put, human trafficking is a crime of severe control of one person by another through force, fraud or coercion in exchange for some kind of labor or sexual service.

Larimer County Statistics:

Charges of CSEC (Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children)

77

2012

31%
204

2016

82%

Increase most-likely attributed to a change in Colorado Human Trafficking laws in 2014 and an increase in tips coming from the FBI’s Rocky Mountain Innocence Lost Task Force, the ICAC (Internet Crimes Against Children) efforts, the NCMEC (National Center for Missing and Exploited Children), and local MDTs (Multi-Disciplinary Teams).

Hotline Calls from Colorado:

56%

2016

Hotline calls from Colorado increased 56% year-over-year in 2016.

Colorado Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking:

94

2014

63%
89

2015

59%
123

2016

83%
88

2017 to date

59%

Note the lack of statistics for labor trafficking victims at a State level in Colorado. This under-reporting of State-level data is a cause of concern.