Posts bySabrina Berndt

Trafficking victims’ lifespan reduced to 7 years after becoming enslaved

Advertisements for sex trafficking in newspapers and online websites like Backpage.com help support a dangerous occupation that leaves victims with an average of seven years to live. Sex trafficking victims, especially children, are forced into the industry and terrible living conditions for others’ profit. According to a study done by Polaris, founder of the National
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Advertising for Sex Trafficking: Subtle, and All Around Us

Human traffickers use inconspicuous methods of advertising their business to gain customers. To combat their efforts, North Carolina activist groups and police forces have increased human trafficking awareness campaigns. As of June, there were 473 calls and 118 human trafficking cases reported in North Carolina, according to statistics from the National Human Trafficking Hotline, founded
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