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2017 Federal Human Trafficking Report

2017 Federal Human Trafficking Report
The 2017 Federal Human Trafficking Report provides an exhaustive account of all criminal and civil human trafficking cases handled by federal courts during 2017. The Report’s findings are not a prevalence estimate of trafficking in the United States, but instead serve as an objective summary of what the federal system has done to address human trafficking. The Report does not capture data from state prosecutions, state civil suits, or unreported human trafficking cases.

A team of 12 attorneys and 8 law school students reviewed every human trafficking case in the federal court system in 2017. In addition, court documents, press releases, and news sources were used to gather a comprehensive set of data to include type of trafficking case, business model, age of the victim, and district where the case took place, among others.

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2017 Federal Human Trafficking Report (high resolution, 23.5 MB)
2017 Federal Human Trafficking Report (low resolution, 4.8 MB)
2017 Federal Human Trafficking Report Executive Summary

The 2018 Report is now available!

About the author

Kyleigh Feehs

Kyleigh Feehs

Kyleigh is the Associate Legal Counsel at the Human Trafficking Institute. She formerly worked for International Justice Mission, supporting the organization’s forced labor slavery and sex trafficking operations in South Asia. She has lived in India and Swaziland, where she worked with survivors and populations vulnerable to trafficking, coordinated government and law school trainings on human trafficking law, and drafted a best practices manual for prosecuting human trafficking cases in India. Kyleigh graduated magna cum laude from Wake Forest School of Law. During law school, Kyleigh served with the Justice Department’s Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of North Carolina. Kyleigh lives in Bethesda, Maryland, with her husband, Kenneth.