Florida ranks third in the number of reported human trafficking cases nationwide

Human trafficking is the use of force, fraud or coercion to obtain commercial sex or a labor act. According to the number of calls made to the human trafficking crisis hotline, Florida ranks third behind California and Texas for the number of reported cases.

The Florida Alliance to End Human Trafficking says that the prevalence of human trafficking in Florida is due to the people the state brings in. Whether it is to see the staple beaches or world-renowned theme parks, the state generates a lot of tourism, making it a prime target for human trafficking.

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