Human trafficking comes with many misconceptions, including that it’s not a problem in Wisconsin and that when it does happen, the victims aren’t local.
Both of those aren’t true. In 2015, Milwaukee tied Las Vegas for the highest number of victims uncovered in a nationwide human trafficking sting. The city is considered a hub of human trafficking, particularly sex trafficking – and many of those victims are from the north side of Milwaukee.
Read the full story on the Medical College of Wisconsin’s website.