Child Trafficking in Las Vegas

in Transnational Crime

Between 1994 and 2012, the Metro Police in Las Vegas, Nevada has investigated 2,200 children who were victims of sex trafficking. Half of the victims encountered by police were from Nevada. The youngest victim encountered by police was a pregnant 13 year old girl.

In 2011, the police investigated 131 cases of juvenile prostitution, with 74 percent of the girls being from Nevada.

Source:  Jackie Valley, “Sex trafficking of children: Las Vegas’ deep, dark secret,” Las Vegas Sun, November 1, 2012.

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