Fastest growing criminal industries in the world

Human trafficking is one of the fastest growing criminal industries in the world—even though it is illegal in every country in the world.

“Each year, an estimated 17,000 vulnerable men, women and children are trafficked across our borders and then forced into slavery. …Traffickers lure men, women, and children with false promises of good jobs, education, economic security, and love. Once enticed, traffickers keep their victims from seeking help through means such as confiscating identification documents, threats of violence against the victim or their family, and physical or psychological abuse.”  (Information from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops)

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