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In Ohio:
An estimated 1,078 American-born minors are trafficked for sex annually.
Nearly 3,000 American-born minors are at risk for being sex trafficked.
Around 783 foreign person were trafficked into Ohio for labor and/or sex purposes.

In the United States:
Human Trafficking happens during all times of the year.
ALL 50 states have reported human trafficking (sex and/or labor).
An estimated 14,500 to 17,500 people are trafficked into the United States each year.
Half (50%) of the people trafficked into the United States annually, are children.
100,000 to 300,000 children are believed to be exploited for commercial sex annually.

The selling of humans is reported to profit an estimated $150 billion dollars a year.
Almost 21 million people are victims of forced labor.
4.5 million are victims of forced sexual exploitation.

Do you find any of these numbers unsettling?

The Summit County Collaborative Against Human Trafficking is a group of passionate professionals and local citizens who find these statistics on the selling and buying of humans unacceptable. We are dedicated, determined, and we will succeed in making a positive impact on the eradication of human trafficking (modern day slavery) here in Summit County and beyond.

The mission of the Summit County Collaborative Against Human Trafficking is to increase our community’s knowledge of human trafficking through educational efforts to insure individuals are prepared to recognize and properly assist victims of human trafficking.

Do you want to join us on the mission? Contact us today to be a part of the team.

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.
Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead