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San Diego is on the FBI’s list as one of the top 13 highest sex trafficking areas in the country.
Out of the Shadows is a program designed to raise public awareness about the problem of sex trafficking in our city, bring to light the plight of sex trafficking victims and at-risk youth, and provide resources and support services for those in need in the San Diego area.
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|Wednesday, March 7, 2018||
Otay Mesa-Nestor Library
Although slavery is commonly thought to be a thing of the past, human traffickers generate hundreds of billions of dollars in profits by trapping millions of people in horrific situations around the world, including here in the U.S. Traffickers use violence, threats, deception, debt bondage, and other manipulative tactics to force people to engage in commercial sex or to provide labor or services against their will. (Source: Polaris National Human Trafficking Resource Center)
Need help now or know someone who does? Call 1-888-3737-888 or text BeFree (233733).
Report suspected human trafficking activity by calling 1-888-3737-888 or texting BeFree (233733).
San Diego's District Attorney says the biggest trend in sex trafficking today is the increasing involvement of street gangs. Tattooing the girls is a popular way for gangs to identify their slaves and there are more than 4,100 gang members in 91 gangs in the City of San Diego.