Human Trafficking: Myths and Misconceptions (via DHS.gov)
There are many myths and misconceptions about human trafficking – what the crime is, where it happens, and who it happens to. Following are two common misunderstandings and facts about this crime.
Myth: Human trafficking does not happen in the United States, only in other countries.
Fact: Human trafficking occurs in every country, including the United States. It takes place nationwide – in cities, suburbs, and rural towns – and possibly in your community.
Myth: Human trafficking victims will attempt to seek help when in public.
Fact: Human trafficking is often a hidden crime. Victims may be afraid to come forward and get help; they may be forced or coerced through threats or violence, they may fear retribution from traffickers, and they may not be in possession of their identification documents.
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