One in 6 endangered runaways reported to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) in 2016 were likely child sex trafficking victims. - NCMEC
The International Labour Organization estimates that there are 20.9 million victims of human trafficking globally. - Polaris
Unfortunately, there is no reliable way to determine how many total children are actually missing in the U.S., as many are never reported missing. Your awareness can help make a difference. - NCMEC
Human trafficking is the use of force, fraud, or coercion to exploit someone for labor or commercial sex. Any person exploited for commercial sex is a victim of human trafficking. Victims can include adults, girls, boys, and LGBTQ youth. These victims often do not see themselves as victims and may resist offers of help. Does something seem off? Use the indicators below to help identify potential victims.
Thank you for taking the time to learn about the indicators in order to help stop human trafficking.
If you ever believe a person is in immediate danger, call 911 once you can safely do so. Note names, description of individuals, locations.
Unsure and have questions? You can use one of the following resources for more information.
1-888-373-7888 or text ‘HELP’ or ‘INFO’ to 233733
or online at CyberTipline.org
Keith is an Uber partner in California whose awareness and quick thinking during a ride helped him save a 16-year-old girl from sex trafficking.
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Statistics and referenced information were sourced through ECPAT-USA, The McCain Institute, The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children and Polaris, and all information was validated by The McCain Institute.
Uber is committed to safety in the communities we serve and we want to do our part to help put an end to the transportation of trafficked children. By partnering with organizations like ECPAT-USA, The McCain Institute, NCMEC, and Polaris, we are taking steps to promote awareness and educate everyone who signs up to drive about this important issue.