Sex Trafficking Problem in Rural Tennessee

A new report – The Geography of Trafficking in Tennessee 2013, released by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI), shows human sex trafficking is a problem found in rural areas of Tennessee as well as urban. TBI researchers say children who live in poverty may be particularly at risk.

“Because of the increased awareness, the increased collaboration between non-governmental organizations, law enforcement, and government organizations we’re just finding more victims. We’re able to rescue more. So unfortunately the numbers are not going to go down. They’re going to increase before they start going down,” said Christi Wigle, former executive director for Community Coalition Against Human Trafficking.

Other Tennessee organizations working on this issue are Second Life Chattanooga, End Slavery Tennessee, and RestoreCorps.

Learn more at the WBIR News article: TBI: Human trafficking found in rural, urban areas.

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