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Fight MN Human Trafficking with Data

Google recently launched the Global Human Trafficking Hotline Network to crunch data of the 21 Million victims and $32 billion industry worldwide:





This is not just a global problem! The FBI has identified the Twin Cities as one of the nation’s 13 largest centers for child prostitution (more local facts here: ).


Let's visualize data about LOCAL human trafficking in MN with the goal of exposing attributes in order to:


(a) Identify perpetrator trafficking centers.

(b) Identify barriers faced by victims seeking help.

(c) Create wider public awareness.


Here are some data sets we can use:


(1) State Survey Data:

(2) State Call Center Data:

(3) MN Native Women Case Study Data:



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