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How Do I Report a Suspected Incidence of Human Trafficking?

To report an immediate emergency

  • Call 911 or contact your local police department or emergency access number.

To report suspected trafficking crimes, get help, or learn more about human trafficking from a nongovernmental organization

  • Call the toll-free (24/7) National Human Trafficking Resource Center at 1-888-3737-888 (1-888-373-7888).
  • Text HELP or INFO to BeFree (233733).
  • Submit a tip online at http://www.traffickingresourcecenter.org/.

To report suspected human trafficking crimes or to get help from law enforcement

  • Call toll-free (24/7) U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement at 1-866-347-2423.
  • Submit a tip online at http://www.ice.gov/tips.

To report sexually exploited or abused minors

  • If a child is in urgent need of assistance, contact law enforcement or child protective services to report abuse, neglect, or exploitation of a child. Contact the Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline to speak to professional crisis counselors who can connect a caller with a local number to report abuse: 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453).
  • Call the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s (NCMEC) hotline at 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678).
  • Report incidents at http://www.cybertipline.org.

To learn about services for victims

To learn about state and local resources