Human-Trafficking Arrests Are Very Rare in Most States…


Date: September 25, 2017

01) Human-Trafficking Arrests Are Very Rare in Most States

“The exceptions in 2016 were Minnesota and Texas, according to newly released FBI data.

Human trafficking arrests are almost nonexistent in most states, according to the FBI’s newly released U.S. crime statistics for 2016.

Part of the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) project, the new data on sex and labor trafficking shows that arrests for either offense are rare and that many suspected incidents of trafficking did not ultimately yield results.

[…]

Overall, the data do little to support the idea that the U.S. is experiencing unprecedented levels of labor and sex trafficking or that we are in the midst of some sort of “modern slavery” epidemic. This is probably why you don’t see UCR trafficking statistics quoted in congressional reports, “awareness” materials, or law enforcement statements to the media on the topic. Instead, you’ll see National Human Trafficking Hotline numbers—It’s gotten hundreds of thousands of calls since its launch! The number of “cases reported” is skyrocketing each year!—without anyone mentioning that “cases” here means any call, text, or message to the hotline that isn’t an immediate hang-up (many “cases” are simple requests for more information, and even those with “tips” about trafficking are entirely unconfirmed). Meanwhile, the year-over-year increase in calls directly coincides to a spike in new state laws that require the hotline number to be posted all over the place.”

People who lack the benefit of a long view going back almost two decades [or more] on these topics, often wonder why I’ve been out here for so many years, calling out the unsubstantiated bullshit…

…And it’s precisely because of the persistent, cyclical nature of social paranoia, and social hysteria…and the endless social gossip chain, which runs rampant with unsubstantiated stories and “facts”…

How many times have we [those of us who’ve actually been paying attention] been forced to come to the conclusion, that the statistics and facts don’t support what most people are saying and spreading about?

…How many times have we seen special interest [even government] groups cherry picking statistics, surveys and studies, while coyly ignoring what doesn’t fit their existing social narrative?

How many times have we seen these kinds of exposure articles, which lay the facts out for anyone to comprehend…while the majority of people ignore them?

So…yes…

…We see, yet, still, endlessly, again…the sound facts do not resemble, the claims of the uninformed.

Sex trafficking [aka sex slavery] is barely even existent, in the United States…

…But, people are obsessed with the urban legend of it all…and imagine it’s rampant…Therefor, we are trapped in a world of extreme rules and phobias, built around statistically false “dangers”.

This is the danger, of an uninformed and ignorant society.

2 thoughts on “Human-Trafficking Arrests Are Very Rare in Most States…

  1. feinmann0

    “How many times have we seen special interest [even government] groups cherry picking statistics, surveys and studies, while coyly ignoring what doesn’t fit their existing social narrative?”

    It is frightening how readily society acquiesces to blatant distortion of the truth. Seems to me that the dumbing-down by the media has been so effective that Western civilsation (with a small ‘c’) has lost the wherewithal to: question what is placed in front of them and, conversely, complain at what is not put in front of them – doubtless due to the censoring of investigative journalism. It would not surprise me if IQ levels have fallen back a notch or two in the general population over past twenty or more years in the so-called lands of the free.

    “But, people are obsessed with the urban legend of it all…and imagine it’s rampant…Therefore, we are trapped in a world of extreme rules and phobias, built around statistically false ‘dangers’. This is the danger, of an uninformed and ignorant society.

    barristerblogger.com/2017/09/23/much-cps-blame-not-prosecuting-victims-fgm discusses lies, damn lies and statistics surrounding the topic of female genital mutilation cases, where vocal hysterics claim the clitoris of a young muslim girl is cut off every hour in the UK, and where the truth resides closer to a figure of less than ten per annum. Nick Langford comments in the blog: “By contrast, there are more than 40,000 cases of male genital mutilation committed in this country each year, a no less barbaric and damaging practice, but one that has never been prosecuted, largely, it seems, because the judiciary has been desperate to excuse the practice … Perhaps we need to start from the premise that all children are equally worthy of protection from mutilation and not just some of them.”

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    1. eqfoundation Post author

      investigative journalism

      What passes for “journalism” today, is usually little more than opinion pieces…And it’s only gotten infinitely worse, as anybody can self publish…or self broadcast.

      There’s extremely little investigation in “journalism” these days.

      So much of what I see out there, is on par with what I write…Which is fine, for a private blog…But a lot of these are commercial websites, that masquerade as “journalism”.

      The internet has given voice to minorities in desperate need of a voice…But it’s also unleased insane levels of noise…I’m not convinced that we weren’t better off, when 99% of this noise was never seen nor heard.

      I do think, in the seventies, eighties and nineties…the over all quality of content in media was better, because it was limited…and not just anybody could burst onto the scene…

      …Then we fell off the “Jerry Springer” cliff, as a society…or as a species…

      Perhaps we need to start from the premise that all children are equally worthy of protection from mutilation and not just some of them.

      Child Genital Mutilation [CGM] should never be tolerated.

      Like so many…it leaves me speechless, when people are this up in arms about the issue when it concerns females…But it’s open practice on males, is “nothing to be concerned about”.

      I realize it’s even easy for myself to speak of my own case…and say “I don’t remember it”…”It’s in the past”…”I don’t care”…”I’m fine”…

      …But I don’t consider it a good thing to have happened…It was entirely unnecessary…It should have been my choice, not anybody else’s…Had it been botched, I could have died from it…It is cruel, to do that to a child…And for those reasons [perhaps amongst other good reasons], it should have never happened.

      I think…aside from the social commonality of the practice…the reason it doesn’t get banned and prosecuted, is because the realities of it are shrouded in privacy…secrecy, even…even from the very people it has happened to.

      I had no idea what circumcision even was…and found uncircumcised penises to be really weird…I thought they were some kind of deformity, when I was a boy.

      …Nobody…not a single person, would ever tell me that this happened to me.

      Reply

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