1 in 6 runaways in 2014 were likely sex trafficking victims.
That is up from 1 in 7 in 2013.
68% of these likely sex trafficking victims were in the care of social services or foster care when they ran.
What is Child Sex Trafficking?
Child sex tra cking is one of the most common types of commercial sexual exploitation. Child sex tra cking is a high priority at the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC), because these children are often currently missing and actively being exploited. Child sex tra cking victims include girls, boys, and LGBTQ youth. Victims could be anyone – your son, daughter, neighbor, niece or nephew.
Knowledge and awareness are key in keeping your loved ones safer.
Help keep America’s tra cking epidemic from spreading further...
Talk to your children about the dangers.
Child Sex Trafficking in America - A Guide for Parents and Guardians is available at http://www.missingkids.com/CSTT
Be Aware. Be Safe. Be on the lookout. If you see something, report it.
If you suspect a case of child sex tra cking, contact the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® at 1-800-843-5678 or visit www.cybertipline.com