The TBI says human trafficking is now being reported in all 95 counties in Tennessee.
Last year, the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services responded to trafficking cases in 73 of the state’s 95 counties.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is committed to understanding and fighting human trafficking. The state has consistently been ranked among the best in the nation for its approach to this crime, as a growing number of advocates — from law enforcement to nonprofits to government agencies — have stepped up to play a part in the solution.
Consider the facts:
- In the United States, on average, every two minutes, a child is bought or sold for sex.
- The average age of a child sold for sex is 13 years old.
Human trafficking is the second-fastest growing criminal industry, just behind drug trafficking.
Suspect someone may be a victim of human trafficking? Call the Tennessee Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-855-55-TNHTH.