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586 human trafficking cases filed in PA since first comprehensive state law


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.

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