Seeking is committed to the fight against sex and human trafficking and will block and report to law enforcement any individuals they deem are in violation of anti-trafficking laws. By developing anti-trafficking strategies including ongoing staff training by independent third party organizations, A.I. technology that monitors all profiles and a dedicated 24-hour customer service department, we take every precaution available to keep the Seeking.com community safe, prevent crime, rescue victims, and apprehend criminals
Human trafficking is one of the largest criminal activities in the world. According to the National Human Trafficking Hotline , United States law defines human trafficking as “the use of force, fraud, or coercion to compel a person into commercial sex acts or labor or services against his or her will.” According to federal law, any minor under the age of 18 engaging in commercial sex is a victim of sex trafficking, regardless of the presence of force, fraud, or coercion.
Human trafficking can happen to anyone. The crime is not exclusive to any age, race, gender identity, sex, ethnicity, nationality, immigrations status or socioeconomic class. Some, however, are more vulnerable than others. The NHTH’s 2019 Data Report indicates that human trafficking victims are more often women than men, and that minors are at higher risk of becoming victims than adults.
In 2019, there were 11,500 cases of human trafficking reported to the NHTH—but the criminal activity’s reach is far beyond that. The first global data hub on human trafficking, the Counter Trafficking Data Collaborative, reported 108,613 individual cases of human trafficking in 2020—and cases occurred in 164 countries across the world.
If you believe you are a victim of sex or human trafficking or may have information about a potential trafficking situation, please contact the National Human Trafficking Hotline. If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, please call 911.
To report suspected human trafficking to Federal law enforcement, please call (866) 347-2423.
If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, please call 911.
For more information on Seeking.com’s safety practices, visit our Help Center’s resource on safety tips and precautions at seeking.com/safe.
Human trafficking involves the use of force, fraud, or coercion to
obtain some type of labor or commercial sex act. Every year, millions
of men, women, and children are trafficked worldwide.
The Counter Trafficking Data Collaborative (CTDC) is the first global
data hub on human trafficking, with data contributed by organizations
from around the world.
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2. Global Data Hub on Human Trafficking. (2020). Counter Trafficking Data Collaborative. ctdatacollaborative.org.
3. National Human Trafficking Hotline. (n.d.). humantraffickinghotline.org.
4. Polaris Project. (2020). (rep.). 2019 Data Report.
5. What Is Human Trafficking? (n.d.). Blue Campaign—Department of Homeland Security. dhs.gov/blue-campaign/what-human-trafficking.