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Will the Real Human Trafficking Hub Please Stand Up?

Date: April 22, 2011

“Houston is hub of human trafficking”
The Houston Chronicle, 11/26/2008

“Oklahoma’s position […] makes it a hub for traffickers”
The Oklahoman, 04/15/2011

“Portland a center for human trafficking”
The Oregonian, 01/09/2011

“Las Vegas: ‘Hub’ of Human Trafficking”
Las Vegas Tribune, 04/10/2011

“California […] is a hub for both international and domestic traffickers”
Oakland Tribune, 01/09/2011

“Toledo’s reputation as a hub for enslavement of people for the sex trade”
The Blade (OH), 01/04/2009

“Chicago is a major ‘hub’ for human trafficking”
The Chicago Sun-Times, 04/23/2006

“Atlanta is the east coast hub for human trafficking”
WALB News (GA), 03/30/2011

“North Carolina’s location makes it an increasingly attractive regional hub for human trafficking”
Gaston Gazette (NC), 04/08/2011

“The city [San Francisco] is a major hub on the global trafficking network”
San Francisco Chronicle, 03/09/2007


  1. To be fair there can be more than one hub, but there is a huge need for better statistics and analysis.

    Comment by Steve — April 22, 2011 @ 11:31 am

  2. Steve – I agree, but there are several things happening here:

    1) Local anti-trafficking groups in each region are exaggerating the problem in their area to gain people’s attention and to access funding.

    2) Some local governments are also exaggerating the problem to access federal funding.

    3) Law enforcement is definitely exaggerating big time (they know real numbers better than others, but selectively disclose them to maximize the impact)–more trafficking means more clout and power.

    4) Media exaggerate and sensationalize the problem because that’s just what they do.

    Comment by emigrl — April 22, 2011 @ 12:03 pm

  3. i chuckled at this. the international version goes like this: india is both a source and destination country for human traffickers. or turkey is a source, destination and transit country for trafficking. so silly.

    Comment by laura agustin — April 23, 2011 @ 10:20 am

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