10th in the Nation for the total number of human trafficking cases reported to the National Human trafficking Hotline in 2017. More than 90% of this subset are sex trafficking cases.
Las Vegas identified by the FBI as 1 of 13 High Intensity Child Prostitution Areas in the US.
5,687 Estimated victims of child sex trafficking in Nevada per the formula to estimate prevalence rates for human trafficking developed by the Institute on Domestic violence & Sexual Assault , University of Texas at Austin
The Nevada Coalition to Prevent the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children 2017 Annual Report
While human trafficking does not discriminate by age, race or gender, Nevada is also a major destination for those who seek to sexually exploit children. The FBI has identified Las Vegas as one of 13 High Intensity Child Prostitution Areas. In their 2017 annual report, The Nevada Coalition to Prevent the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children give an estimate of 5,687 victims of child sex trafficking in Nevada.
1 out of 7 runaways in the US were likely child sex trafficking victims
88% of sex trafficking victims were in the care of social services or foster care when they ran.
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, 2017 Annual Report
Nationwide, an estimated 1 out of 7 endangered runaways reported to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children were likely child sex trafficking victims, and of those, 88% were in the care of social services or foster car when they ran. Nevada statistics closely mirror the national numbers. In 2017, 156 youth were detained in Clark County for their involvement in commercial sexual exploitation; 100 were from Nevada, and 81% were already in the state’s child protection information system.
These metrics point to the pressing need for increased awareness, prevention and intervention efforts in our community. In 2018, the Impact NV advisory boards voted to prioritize the the fight against human trafficking . As an organization we are working to develop an inclusive and effective framework for creating long-term positive change for adult and child victims of human trafficking in Southern Nevada