Sex Trafficking Through Statistics

Human trafficking is often split into two categories – labor trafficking & sex trafficking. The following statistics pertain to sex trafficking and are the most recent statistics available as of February 2024. If you or someone you know is a victim of sex trafficking or sextortion, you can call the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 888-373-7888. If you need restorative care services, visit and fill out our referral form.

  • 22% of victims were exploited by their intimate partner. 26% were exploited by a family member or caregiver.
  • 63 victims identified by Human Trafficking Hotline in South Dakota in 2021.
  • There has been a 49% increase in human trafficking offenses from 2011 to 2021.
  • Approximately 1 million children are trafficked for commercial sexual exploitation worldwide.

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