According to the U.S State Department, each year up to to 800,000 people are trafficked across our borders to be used as sex slaves. Right now, as I am writing this article, there are more than 1 million people that are enslaved and forced to work as sex slaves right here in the United States.
Half of these victims are children, and 80% of them are female. And these are just the statistics of what is happening here in our own backyard. According to UNICEF, 21 million people have been trafficked worldwide, and each year the demand for sex slaves and cheap labor increases.
What makes shutting down human trafficking an almost impossible task is that the victims are constantly being moved around, often from hotel room to hotel room. Hotel rooms are convenient and can be paid for in cash in order to not leave any sort of paper trail.
This is where you come in. Next time you stay in a hotel, download the App and take a few pictures of your hotel room and upload them to TraffickCam. Then you will submit the name of the hotel and the room number. It’s as easy as that!
They will use wallpaper patterns, carpet, artwork and any views from the windows in order to try to track down these criminals.
10. It Takes Less Than A Minute
Your pictures, that took you less than a minute to take, could save someone’s life. If you would like to learn more about human trafficking and the TraffickCam App, please watch the video above. Also, don’t forget to spread the word. The more people who know about the app, the more chances we have to save a life.