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Human trafficking is often explained as “modern‐day slavery”. It involves the forced exploitation of a person for a service. Through research and close analysis of case studies, experts have been able to identify salient risk factors that tend to increase the risk of human trafficking activities.
The aim of this project is to identify potential areas of high risks for human sex trafficking in southwestern Illinois, in hopes of better equipping law enforcement and social service agencies in combatting sex trafficking.
Located businesses associated with a high base risk for trafficking activities,and identified clusters of these within a 0.5 mile radius from any state road or interstate highway.
Plasencia, Ambar, "High Risk Areas for Human Sex Trafficking Activity In Southwestern Illinois" (2013). GIS Posters. Poster 1.