Human Trafficking Fast Facts

  • Human Trafficking is a modern-day form of slavery, widespread throughout the United States and occurs right here in Michigan.
  • Michigan’s proximity to the Canadian border and waterways increases the likelihood of trafficking in the state.  The Hope Project
  • Michigan has had cases of traffickers prostituting minors to Michigan truck stops andthen over to hotels in Toledo.  Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Toledo has been ranked as the 4th largest city in the US for human trafficking.  Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Cities in Michigan with the most calls received by the National Human Trafficking Resource Center and reported by The Polaris Project include:
    • Detroit
    • Grand Rapids
    • Ann Arbor
    • Kalamazoo
    • Lansing
    • Mackinac Island
  • Major gatherings of people, such as the North American International Auto Show, and major sporting events like the Super Bowl are prime targets for human trafficking.  Michigan Rescue and Restore Coalition