Harrisburg, PA – In the first five years since Pennsylvania’s first comprehensive human-trafficking law (Act 105) took effect in 2014, 586 human-trafficking offenses were charged.
The infographic below highlights key court data including the total number of human-trafficking cases and offenses over the last five years, defendant demographics and the top 10 counties with the highest percentage of human-trafficking cases.
The majority of human trafficking cases in Pennsylvania were filed in Philadelphia.
Victims of human trafficking may:
- Not have access to their ID or travel documents
- Not be in control of their own finances
- Have very few possessions
- Work excessively long/unusual hour with little or no pay
- Not be able to clarify their address/living situation
If you suspect someone is a victim of human trafficking, call 911 or the Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-373-7888.