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Thu Aug 6, 2020, 08:36 PM

1. Trump has had a decrease in prosecuting trafficking, significantly.


Last year, the National Human Trafficking Hotline identified almost 15,000 people who were likely trafficked. Thatís more than any year since at least 2012. The number of defendants charged with human trafficking by federal attorneys fell to 386 last year, from 553 in 2017, according to the State Departmentís annual Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report.

So far this year, federal attorneys have prosecuted 39 percent of the cases referred to them with child sex trafficking as the lead charge, according to Syracuse University.

Thatís down from 49 percent in the last year of the Obama administration.

Investigations are down: In 2018, the Justice Department opened just 657 trafficking investigations, down from 1,800 in 2016, according to the TIP reports. The Trump administration recently made it more difficult for victims of sex trafficking to clear their criminal records.

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