Human Trafficking is the #2 most profitable crime. $150 Billion a year is generated from the exploitation of human beings.(drug trafficking #1), most are woman and children.
What is Human Trafficking?
“…the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring or receipt of persons, by means of the threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud, of deception, of
the abuse of power or of a position
or of the giving
or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person,
for the purpose of exploitation.” – 2016 Global Report on the Trafficking of Persons
…over 70 percent of all trafficking victims are women and children.
Three in four trafficked women and girls are sexually exploited (UN Women, 2017).
Change the World but Start Here in Charlotte
As of 2018, the United States has 19,505 Cities. (Incorporated places).
As of 2018, Charlotte, N.C. ranks 7th worst city for Human Trafficking in the United States. The exploitation of woman and children, Human Trafficking crime, in North Carolina is getting worse. In 2017, the number of human trafficking cases grew by >40% in North Carolina.
Charlotte ranks #1 City in North Carolina for Human Trafficking.
It is time to make a difference. Words are not enough. Training and awareness are not enough. It is time to put technology to work to help automate, monitor and detect what is happening to our children in our very own streets. Not in some village in another country but here, in Charlotte and North Carolina. Our systems, policies and processes need to be modernized and changed to support innovative technology infrastructure that can and will make a negative impact on a growing $150B criminal industry that preys on our children.