Sex trafficking is a devastating, locally prevalent, and under-addressed problem in New York City.
Globally, human trafficking is an estimated $150 billion industry. 98% of sex trafficking victims worldwide are female.
An estimated 403,000 people are being trafficked in the United States.
New York City is a gateway and one of the largest destinations for trafficked women in the country.
Right now in every borough, women are being forced into prostitution.