Michigan Human Trafficking Facts

Posted in News / Posted By: nmicoalition
  • Human Trafficking is a modern-day form of slavery, widespread throughout the United States, and occurring right here in Michigan.
  • Michigan’s proximity to the Canadian border and waterways increases the likelihood of trafficking in the state. – The Hope Project
  • Michigan has had cases of traffickers prostituting minors to Michigan truck stops and then over to hotels in Toledo. – Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Toledo has been ranked as the 4th largest city in the U.S. for human trafficking. – Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Cities in Michigan with the most calls received by the National Human Trafficking Resource Center and reported by The Polaris Project include: Detroit, Grand Rapids, Ann Arbor, Kalamazoo, Lansing, and Mackinac Island.
  • Major gatherings of people, such as the North American International Auto Show, and major sporting events like the Super Bowl, are prime targets for human trafficking. – Michigan Rescue and Restore Coalition
  • At any given time, there are over 2,400 children for sale on the internet in West Michigan alone. – Women At Risk International