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Homelessness in Texas

  • Over 300 homeless youth 18-25 on any given night in Texas.
  • A history of running away from home
  • A history of abuse
  • Involvement of the Welfare system

Risk Factors

for those we assist

WHAT DOES YOUTH SEX TRAFFICKING LOOK LIKE IN TEXAS?

After their first experience of exploitation, victims of child sex trafficking spend about 35% of their lives in circumstances of exploitation.  About 33% of victims of sex trafficking in this study were victimized in the past year. 

Of those who have experienced sex trafficking victimization, 83% have also experienced some other form of exploitation.

About 45% of those who experienced other forms of exploitation, experienced those situations in the past year.  

Just under a quarter (22.9%) of vulnerable youth in the study who were not sex trafficking victims endured some form of violence or exploitation, like wage theft or non-sexual abuse.

Human Trafficking in Texas

  • 466 youth surveyed for human trafficking
  •  25% of LGBTQ
  • 18% heterosexual females
  • 7% males
  • Around 73% of individuals who had experienced sex trafficking also engaged in un-coerced survival sex at some point during their lives.