Polaris is a leader in the global fight to eradicate modern slavery. The organization runs the National Human Trafficking Hotline in the U.S. More than 45,000 cases of human trafficking have been reported to the hotline in the past 10 years - an average of 150 calls a day. Polaris coordinates with referral partners across the country for trauma-informed support, trains law enforcement officials and private-sector partners, conducts advocacy campaigns and raises awareness of human trafficking among the general public. The organization is also building one of the largest public data sets on human trafficking in the U.S., working to learn how the trafficking business really works, in real time.
In the first half of 2018, the National Human Trafficking Hotline received 5,147 calls. This is how they broke down: