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Doing our part to help end human trafficking is close to our hearts here at Two Sparrows Roasting Co. Below are a few statistics on trafficking that hit home.
First, let’s define “human trafficking”. According to Homeland Security it is a “form of modern-day slavery and involves the use of force, fraud, or coercion to exploit human beings for some type of labor or commercial sex purpose.”
So, how prolific is this problem? Just in the United States every state, and DC, has reports of trafficking. And, according to Children At Risk Texas is a hub for international trafficking.
I-10 is the corridor in which the Department of Justice has designated as the #1 route for this activity in the United States.
Dallas, Houston, and Austin are prime for this type of activity because they have a significant amount of homeless youth.
Dallas alone has approximately 6,000 children run away each year. It is reported that one-third of runaways are lured into human trafficking within 48 hours of leaving home.
The average age of entry into human trafficking is 12-14 years old.