Our commitment to fight sex trafficking
At Victoria Milan, we are deeply committed to combating sex and human trafficking. Our rigorous policies and dedicated efforts align with our core values of respect, safety, and integrity.

Proactive Measures for safety

Dedicated Support

Our 24/7 customer service team is trained to handle trafficking-related issues, ensuring prompt and effective responses.

Advanced Monitoring

Employing AI technology, we rigorously monitor user profiles to detect and prevent any signs of trafficking.

Strict Moderation

Our photo and content moderation policies are designed to prevent misuse of our platform and protect user rights.

Community Engagement and User Guidelines

We encourage our users to actively participate in creating a safe environment by reporting any suspicious activities.

Clear, user-friendly safety guidelines are provided to educate our community on safe online practices.

Ongoing Commitment

Our policies and strategies are continually updated to adapt to new challenges in the fight against human trafficking.

We maintain transparency in our efforts and invite user feedback to improve our platform's safety measures.

Understanding Human Trafficking Global and National Statistics

Human trafficking involves the exploitation of individuals through force, coercion, or fraud for labor or commercial sex acts. It's a global issue affecting all ages, genders, and races. In 2021, there were 2,027 persons referred to U.S. attorneys for human trafficking offenses, a 49% increase from 2011. Of those charged, 92% were male, and 60% were white, indicating the diverse nature of offenders.

The UNODC's global report highlights that crises like the COVID-19 pandemic have shifted trafficking patterns and hindered victim identification, increasing vulnerabilities to exploitation.

U.S. Specific Data

States like California, Texas, Florida, and New York have reported the highest numbers of human trafficking cases, with factors like high populations and immigrant communities contributing to these numbers.

Mississippi, Nevada, and Missouri have among the highest incidence rates of human trafficking per 100,000 population.


Context of Human Trafficking in Latin America

  • Human trafficking in Latin America is a critical issue, often exacerbated by factors such as irregular migration, the involvement of criminal organizations, and systemic corruption. These factors create an environment where abuses can flourish, particularly along migration routes like the one from Mexico to the US.
  • A transnational response is necessary to effectively tackle this crime. This involves equipping investigative units with sophisticated tools, implementing anti-corruption measures, and improving coordination with other countries.

Resources and Support in Latin America

  • AIAMP (Ibero-American Association of Public Ministries) and the Ibero-American Network of Public Prosecutors on Trafficking in Persons: These networks comprise prosecutors from 23 Latin American countries and Spain, focusing on information exchange, joint investigations, and combating Trafficking in Persons (TIP) and Smuggling of Migrants (SOM).


Understanding Human Trafficking in Europe

  • Europe faces its unique challenges in combating human trafficking. The diversity of the region and the presence of various transnational criminal networks make it imperative to have a coordinated and comprehensive approach to address human trafficking.

European Resources and Initiatives

  • The European Commission has been actively involved in combating human trafficking. They provide various resources, including funding, research, and policy guidelines, to help member states address this issue effectively.
  • The Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings provides a framework for the protection of victims and the prosecution of traffickers, emphasizing the importance of human rights and victim support.
  • Several NGOs and civil society organizations across Europe are actively involved in support, rehabilitation, and advocacy efforts against human trafficking. They offer various services, including legal aid, psychological support, and assistance in reintegrating victims into society.

Victoria Milan’s Efforts and Resources

Direct Support and Resources

latest statistics on human trafficking

Persons prosecuted for these offenses

Persons referred for human trafficking offenses in the U.S.

General Overview

Increase in Offenses and Prosecutions

There has been a significant increase in the number of persons referred for human trafficking offenses in the U.S. - from 1,360 persons in 2011 to 2,027 persons in 2021. This marks a 49% increase. Similarly, the number of persons prosecuted for these offenses more than doubled during the same period, from 729 to 1,672 persons.

92% male

Defendants charged in federal court for human trafficking offenses

60% white

Racial demographics

77% male

Cases of peonage, slavery, forced labor, and sex trafficking

58% black

Cases of peonage, slavery, forced labor, and sex trafficking

Demographics of Offenders

Gender and Race

A vast majority (92%) of the defendants charged in federal court for human trafficking offenses in fiscal year 2021 were male. Regarding racial demographics, 60% were white. In cases of peonage, slavery, forced labor, and sex trafficking, 77% of the defendants were male and 58% were black.

Convictions and Sentencing

Prison Sentences

At the end of 2021, 1,657 individuals were serving sentences in state prisons for human trafficking offenses.

Challenges in Victim Identification

Shift in Trafficking Patterns

The pandemic has led to fewer cases of trafficking for sexual exploitation being detected, as public spaces were closed and trafficking activities were pushed into more concealed and less safe locations, making victim identification more challenging.

Impact of Crises on Human Trafficking

Effect of the COVID-19 Pandemic

The UNODC report highlights that the COVID-19 pandemic, along with other crises, has increased vulnerabilities to exploitation, impacting the detection and identification of trafficking victims. The number of victims detected globally fell by 11% in 2020 compared to the previous year, primarily in low- and medium-income countries. This decline is attributed to reduced opportunities for traffickers to operate and potentially weakened law enforcement capacities.

Conviction Rates

Global Conviction Trends

There was a 27% decline in the number of convictions for trafficking offenses globally in 2020 compared to the previous year, a trend likely influenced by the pandemic and its impact on law enforcement and judicial processes.