Date: September 25, 2017
“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?
…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.