Fighting sex trafficking by simply hotel room images
By having tourists post pictures of their hotel rooms to safe and secure sites, police can help determine where sex trafficking is taking place by comparing these room photos to photos being posted by sex traffickers.
In 2018, Polaris worked on 10,949 cases of human trafficking reported to the Polaris-operated U.S. National Human Trafficking Hotline. These cases involved 23,078 individual survivors; nearly 5,859 potential traffickers and 1,905 trafficking businesses. Human trafficking is notoriously underreported. Shocking as these numbers are, they are likely only a fraction of the actual problem.
TraffickCam enables people to help combat sex trafficking by uploading photos of the hotel rooms they stay in when traveling, allowing for comparison of illicit photos to help put an end to human trafficking.