Does This Really Happen in El Paso?
- Britton Boyd, Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the FBI El Paso’s Criminal Branch, says 664 human trafficking cases were opened last year  that resulted in 473 arrests.
- Interstate I -10 is one of the main routes for human traffickers. Two cities figure prominently as centers identified with a particularly high level of human trafficking: El Paso and Houston.
- The U.S. Department of Justice states that El Paso and Houston on the list of “most intense trafficking jurisdictions in the country.”
- One of every five human trafficking victims found enslaved in Texas.
- 234,000 victims of labor trafficking in Texas at any given time.
- 79,000 victims of youth and minor sex trafficking in Texas at any given time.
FBI Raises Awareness Of Human Trafficking In El Paso: https://www.ktsm.com/crime/fbi-raises-awareness-of-human-trafficking-in-el-paso/
Human Trafficking in Texas, Texas Advisory Committee, 2011 https://www.usccr.gov/pubs/docs/TX_HT_Report–ver%2050–FINAL.pdf
Human Trafficking by the Numbers, UT Austin, 2016 https://repositories.lib.utexas.edu/handle/2152/44597