Human trafficking is a significant problem in Colorado, with both sex and labor trafficking being reported in the state. Here are some statistics concerning human trafficking in Colorado:
- Between 2015 and 2019, there were 561 reported cases of human trafficking in Colorado, according to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
- In 2019 alone, there were 139 cases of human trafficking reported to the National Human Trafficking Hotline in Colorado.
- The majority of human trafficking cases reported in Colorado involve sex trafficking.
- Colorado has been identified as a hub for sex trafficking due to its location along major highways and transportation routes and its numerous large sporting and entertainment events.
- According to the Colorado Human Trafficking Council, over 1000 victims of human trafficking have been identified in Colorado since 2015, with many others going unreported.
- Immigrants, especially those who are undocumented, are particularly vulnerable to labor trafficking in Colorado.
It is essential to raise awareness about human trafficking in Colorado and to support efforts to prevent and combat it. Organizations such as the Colorado Human Trafficking Hotline and the Blue Bench provide resources and assistance to victims of human trafficking in the state.