These statistics include information from the calls, emails, and webforms received by the National Human Trafficking Resource Center hotline (available at traffickingresourcecenter.org/statistics); from texts received by Polaris’s BeFree texting helpline; and from communications referencing overseas cases. Through these communications, Polaris has learned of, responded to, and analyzed thousands of cases of human trafficking. The data are not intended to represent the full scope of human trafficking, but to help identify trends. Statistics on this page are from Jan. 1, 2014 to Dec. 31, 2014. View the national statistics here: https://polarisproject.org/sites/default/files/2014Statistics.pdf
Illinois 2014 Statistics from the National Human Trafficking Resource Center:
The following information is based on incoming signals made to the NHTRC from January 1, 2014 – December 31, 2014 from individuals in Illinois about human trafficking cases and issues related to human trafficking. Signals refer to incoming communications with the NHTRC and can take the form of phone calls, online tip reports, or emails. Signals regarding topics unrelated to human trafficking are not included in this report. View this information here.