Trafficking is happening
in our communities
Atlanta has been considered as a human trafficking hub for many years. It is currently ranked as the 4th worst city for human trafficking in the country.
With a robust tourism industry, the world’s busiest airport, and four major interstates, Atlanta is a trafficker’s paradise.
Between 200 and 350 adolescents are sold online every month in Atlanta. (Street Grace)
Approximately 7,200 men purchase sex in Georgia every month, accounting for over 8,700 sex acts. (Street Grace)
The Atlanta trafficking industry is estimated to generate over $290 million annually; more revenue than is generated by illegal drugs and guns, combined. (Urban Institute)
The average age at entering the commercial sex market is between 12 and 14 years. (Street Grace)
There are currently only 70 beds available for victims of human trafficking in the state of Georgia. This is improvement, but not enough to meet the significant need for greater resources. (Georgia Criminal Justice Coordinating Council)
There are only six agencies in Georgia with residential programs designed specifically for victims of human trafficking. (Georgia Criminal Justice Coordinating Council)