Human Trafficking Hotspots In Houston

While it's difficult to locate businesses involved in the human trafficking black market, this mini-map is meant to provide general information on human trafficking in the city. Pan and zoom to see alleged hotspots.

Houston is a major trafficking hub in the United States, as well as Los Angeles and Atlanta. The Department of Justice estimates that roughly 1-in-4 women trafficked in the United States travel through Houston.

The following map was created using businesses that researched and identified by Children at Risk, then cross-referenced against sites where they advertise like or

Each contour line represents an ‘elevation’ of trafficking within a three-mile radius. Densely packed contour lines represent higher concentrations of unlicensed sexually-oriented businesses: tea houses, massage parlors and cantinas. Partial lines represent fewer businesses.

Hover over or click unfamiliar streets to view its street name. View a full screen version of the map here.






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