Indiana


*Download the 2016 State of Indiana Human Trafficking Report, put together by the Office of the Indiana Attorney General

*Read the 2017 Trafficking in Persons report, put together by the U.S. Department of State

  • In 2017, there were 93 confirmed cases of trafficking statewide (NHTRC)
  • Approximately 178 trafficked youth were served in 2016 alone   
    • Of these youth served:
      • 94% are girls
      • 60% are Caucasian
      • 30% are 13 and younger and 10% are between the ages of 10-12
  • In Indiana, victims were as young as 7 when first trafficked
  • The National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) reported in 2017:
    • 93 human trafficking cases in Indiana
      • 66 being sex trafficking and 15 being labor trafficking 
      • 76 being female an 10 being male 
  • Roughly 1 human trafficking investigation is opened a month by law enforcement in Indiana
  • There have been one state and two federal prosecutions in Indiana in the past year (2015) where traffickers were convicted of prostituting multiple victims, all juveniles (Indiana Attorney General's Office)
  • Of boys and girls recruited into commercial sex (Indiana Attorney General's Office):

    o   57% had been sexually abused as children
    o   49% had been physically assaulted
    o   85% were victims of incest as girls, and 90% had been physically abused
    o   61.5% were frequently hit, slapped, pushed, grabbed, or had objects thrown at them by a member of their household
    o   40% of the above were kicked, hit, beaten, raped, or threatened and/or attacked with a weapon by a member of their household