From D.A.T.A - Denver Anti-Human Trafficking Alliance
1. Human Trafficking doesn't happen in Colorado
Fact: Multiple cases of labor and sex trafficking have been identified in Colorado.
2. Human Trafficking means kidnapping, physical force and restraint.
Fact: Traffickers often use psychological coercion to control victims.
3. Human trafficking requires movement and is the same as smuggling.
Fact: Transportation is not a required for trafficking and is different from smuggling, which is a crime against a country not a person. Human trafficking is characterized by compelled work, servitude or commercial sex.
4. Human trafficking only occurs in illegal underground industries.
Fact: Human trafficking can occur in both illegal and legal industries such as private homes, hotels, nail salons, restaurants, bars, strip clubs, and massage businesses.