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: http://bit.ly/1ac9Yj1 ).
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: http://bit.ly/104GswT
(2) State Call Center Data: http://bit.ly/12KXKef
(3) MN Native Women Case Study Data: http://bit.ly/tmYTWE