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Human trafficking is the forced exploitation of someone for labor or sex and is a serious problem in Kentucky. Human trafficking oppresses adults and children of all races, genders, ages, occupations, and backgrounds. Since 2007, the National Human Trafficking Hotline has received 3,796 contacts related to Kentucky. In 2022 alone, Kentucky received 344 reports of human trafficking involving 399 child victims. This is a 67 percent increase in reports and 71 percent increase in victims compared to 2020.
Every Kentuckian can help end human trafficking in the Commonwealth by watching for and reporting suspected human trafficking. If you see any of the signs of trafficking or believe someone is a victim of human trafficking, call 911 in an emergency or the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-373-7888.
A person may be subject to sex trafficking if they:
A person may be subject to labor trafficking if they:
National Human Trafficking Hotline
In an emergency, call 911
To learn more about Attorney General Cameron’s efforts to end human trafficking in the Commonwealth or to schedule a human trafficking community training event, contact Heather Wagers, Executive Director of the Attorney General’s Office of Trafficking and Abuse Prevention and Prosecution (TAPP).
Phone: (502) 696-5436YourEyesSaveLives@ky.gov
This project was supported, in whole or in part, by grant number 2020-CK-WX-0026 awarded to the Kentucky Office of the Attorney General by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services.