The Faces of Human Trafficking (Video)

Authored By: Office for Victims of Crimes


Human trafficking, also known as trafficking in persons, is a crime that involves the exploitation of a person for the purpose of compelled sex or labor. There is no single profile of a trafficking victim. Victims of human trafficking can be anyone—regardless of race, color, national origin, disability, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, socioeconomic status, education level, or citizenship status. Any person under the age of 18 who is engaged in commercial sex acts, regardless of the use of force, fraud, or coercion, is a victim of human trafficking, even if they appear to consent to the commercial sex act. Learn More.


This public service announcement from the Office of Victims of Crime was created to raise awareness of human trafficking, how anyone can be a victim, and that survivors of this crime have very diverse backgrounds and experiences. 


Last Review and Update: Feb 03, 2021