July 3, 2019
Human trafficking is a $150 billion industry, and it’s happening right here in Utah. In 2018, the Utah Attorney General’s Office conducted 49 human trafficking investigations, prosecuted 8 cases, and served 44 victims.
Rather than using ropes and chains to confine and control their victims, traffickers use “invisible ropes” involving complex manipulative tactics to control their victims, which can make it difficult to recognize human trafficking.
For information on how you can recognize and report human trafficking visit: https://attorneygeneral.utah.gov/human-trafficking-awareness-day-2019/
To report tips regarding human trafficking, please contact the Utah Attorney General’s Office:
- Utah Human Trafficking Tipline: 801-200-3443
- Internet Crimes Against Children Tipline: 801-281-1211