Who is at risk of becoming a victim of human trafficking?
The short answer is, no one is immune. Human trafficking victims can be men or women, adults or children, and foreign nationals or U.S. citizens. Trafficking is a crime that cuts across race, nationality, gender, age, and socio-economic background. However, human traffickers typically prey on individuals who are vulnerable in some way. Some examples of high risk populations include undocumented migrants, runaways and at-risk youth, impoverished persons, and oppressed or marginalized groups.