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Written by Norma Jean Almodovar   
Friday, 30 March 2012 17:49

UPDATED September 2, 2013-  the FBI statistics on crime and arrests final numbers as of July 2013. Click here find the  rate of rapes, sexual assaults and arrests of alleged rapists state by state, compared to sex trafficking rates. Please note that the arrests for prostitution and disorderly conduct by state in the chart below have remained the same. The tables from which those numbers were taken are not updated with the later and more accurate arrest statistics.


Here are some links to the government sites:  U.S. Department of Justice / Office of Justice Programs/ Bureau of Justice Statistics


Some highlights of the violent victimizations 2011:


If instead of arresting 56,371 ADULTS engaging in consenting adult commercial sex, and 582,158 ADULTS engaged in 'disorderly conduct' perhaps the cops would have had the time and resources to arrest far more of the alleged perpetrators of rape and sexual assault than the measly 14,943 alleged rapists? (FBI Table 30)


The violent crime statistics DO NOT INCLUDE ANYTHING RELATING TO SEX OR HUMAN TRAFFICKING.... perhaps because the statistics are too insignificant to include?



PLEASE KEEP THE FOLLOWING IN MIND WHEN VIEWING ANY STATS FROM ANY ORGANIZATIONS WHICH  RECEIVE FUNDING TO 'RESCUE' 'VICTIMS' OF SEX TRAFFICKING:

"Thursday, November 29, 2007

Should the FBI work on prostitution cases?

If you ask the FBI, they'll say no. But there's legislation under consideration that would expand federal law to cover

prostitution. (Wonder how that would affect Nevada?) DOJ is not thrilled. They're OK with working human-trafficking cases, but they don't see a need to go after your run-of-the-mill pimp.

From the Post:

But some activists argue that all prostitutes, even those NOT forced to turn tricks, should be defined as trafficking victims and their pimps subject to federal prosecution."


REMEMBER- THESE ORGANIZATIONS NEED TO INCLUDE ALL SEX WORKERS IN THEIR STATISTICS BECAUSE OTHERWISE, THE FEW HUNDRED ACTUAL VICTIMS OF SEX TRAFFICKING WOULD NOT RESULT IN THE MILLIONS OF DOLLARS THESE GROUPS RECEIVE TO 'RESCUE'   THE POOR PROSTITUTES. AS DENNIS MARKS OF THE "REDEEMED MINISTRIES" IN TEXAS SAYS- "THE BIGGEST OBSTACLE TO REHABILITATING THE VICTIMS ARE THE VICTIMS THEMSELVES... VICTIMS MAKE IT DIFFICULT TO HELP THEM. THEY DON'T REALIZE THEY'RE VICTIMS. THEY'RE MANIPULATED AND BRAINWASHED TO BELIEVE IT'S THEIR CHOICE...'   Right- because adult women are incapable of knowing when they choose something and when someone is forcing them to do something... but I would bet that ALL of the victims of rape and sexual assault KNEW they were being raped and assaulted- which is why they went to the police to report it...




June 27, 2012- recently the Polaris Project released a report claiming that the number of calls it received relating to human trafficking increased by 64%... but what it didn't say was that as always, the volume of calls to which it referred were the calls unrelated to 'potential human trafficking victims', but rather to the assortment of other calls that were primarily related to obtaining information.

The CBN site (Christian Broadcasting Network) gleefully announced that the group had received more than 19,000 calls in 2011 (actually, when we charted each state, the actual number of calls was far short of that number-  coming to only about 11,518 calls total and missing  7,909 calls. The number of calls relating to potential victims was 756, as they state on their website. Is that up from 2010? Yes- in 2010, the number of calls was 471... for which they reported an income of over $3 million to take those calls... at a cost of about $6,935.99. Why was none of this money spent for shelters for victims? Or for services for victims? The only services that Polaris Project seems to offer is 'training' in how to spot suckers for more donations for their prostitution abolitionist crusade... er, make that training in how to spot victims of human trafficking.

It does state that it offered client services to 50 people from 2010 to 2011..  "We are currently serving 54 clients in our Washington, D.C. office. Forty-six percent (25 people) of those clients experienced labor trafficking; Twenty-four percent (13 people) of those clients experienced sex trafficking, seven percent (4 people) of those are dependents, nine percent (5 people) experienced labor exploitation; seven percent (4 people) experienced sex and labor trafficking; six percent (3 people) experienced sex and labor exploitation." Further more, their site states "Between the months of May 2010 and June 2011 the Polaris Project D.C. Client Services team responded to 24 crisis calls."

The website Melissa Data reports their income for 2010 (2011 to be posted soon) as $3,266,852- so what do those services cost per person? Well, let's add up the calls related to actual potential human trafficking (756- 2011), the number of crisis calls they responded to (24) and the number of clients they have currently (54)= 834 into $3,266,852 = $3,917.088- are taxpayers getting their money's worth? I would say not.



Click on links below to go to the Government website where you can view my source for this information. Click on the number of hotline calls and the domestic violence incidents for each state to view the source for those statistics.

2011: THE PROPAGANDA OF THE POLARIS PROJECT: The table following contains the state by state listed phone calls received by the Polaris Project  for 2011. Their total, according to their website, for the 2011 year was 19,427 but when added up, there are only 11,518- so where are the missing 7,909 calls? And even if you accept that there were 19,427 calls total, a mere 773 were "potential victims referenced" for the entire country in 2011. Yet politicians like Ohio Governor John Kasich declare that there are an 'estimated 1,078 underage Ohioans trafficked each year' but no source for such statistics is listed. Where are these numbers coming from? Why wouldn't these stats be listed on the Polaris Project website if there was any substance to these 'estimates'? Would an organization that receives millions of dollars from the government every year to keep track of the number of human trafficking victims deliberately leave those victims off its site? The operative word is "estimated" because by using such language, they don't have to have any facts to back it up. If the media or anyone else calls them on it, they can claim "well, we said it was only an estimate..." Convenient, right?


  • PLEASE NOTE: The number of calls to the Human Trafficking Hotline does not indicate how many  cases of human trafficking were reported in that state, rather, the number includes all calls to the hotline for the following purpose:(Source: Hotline Statistics)
  • REDCrisis Calls – This category includes calls received from self-identifying victims of trafficking in need of immediate assistance or calls from individuals calling on behalf of a potential victim in need of immediate assistance. Calls referencing potential minor victims of trafficking may also fall into this category even if the situation is not an emergency.
  • GREEN- Tips – Tips include calls received from individuals wishing to report information related to potential trafficking victims, suspicious behaviors, and/or locations where trafficking is suspected to be occurring.
  • BLUETraining and Technical Assistance – Calls requesting training and technical assistance on anti-trafficking topics often include, but are not limited to, requests for: specialized information, phone consultations, materials reviews, trainings/presentations, and field training or joint activities.
  • PURPLE- Referrals – This call category includes requests for referrals to organizations working to combat human trafficking, specified by name, geographical area and/or type of service provided.
  • YELLOWGeneral Information – This category includes calls requesting general information on the issue of human trafficking, such as legal definitions, scope, statistics, trends, prevalence, etc.
  • GREYRelated Calls – This category was created to address calls that are either irrelevant to the purpose of the National Human Trafficking Resource Center, or are related in issue (such as sexual assault or general labor exploitation) but are beyond the scope of NHTRC services.

CLICK ON IMAGE ABOVE TO VIEW SOURCE

As you can see, the majority of calls to the hotline had little to do with human trafficking  victims in crisis... most were  either for general information  (yellow) or for 'related calls' which are 'either irrelevant to the purpose of the National Human Trafficking Resource Center' (grey). Nevertheless, all calls are counted, regardless of their relevance to human trafficking. This is how these highly funded organizations keep the money coming in. Very few people investigate beyond the "number of calls"  to learn what the calls are for and how they relate to actual victims.

GRAND TOTAL EXAMPLE:   ALL CALLS TO THE HOTLINE ARE INCLUDED IN THIS FIGURE AND  MAY DIFFER SIGNIFICANTLY FROM THE ACTUAL NUMBER OF 'POTENTIAL VICTIMS OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING'-  for example,  the total number of hotline calls in 2011 in Alabama was 87, while the number of "potential victims referenced" was 9. And in Texas 2011, the total number of calls was listed as 1,314 while the "Number of Potential Victims Referenced" was 79.

Even though there is a substantial difference in these numbers, for the sake of argument I am using the highest number given for each state and each year rather than the number cited for the 'potential victims.'  Even with the highest number, the reported rapes, arrests for prostitution and stats for one day reporting domestic violence far surpasses the hotline calls for human trafficking. Of course, we are told that the reported number of human trafficking cases is about 1% (although there is no way to test the accuracy of this claim, we will go with that, and also use the FBI's estimate that only about 37% of rapes are reported, leaving about 63% UNREPORTED), but when compared to the number of unreported rapes AND domestic violence, their statistics still fall incredibly short of being an 'epidemic.'


The US Government report on the 'Characteristics of Suspected Human Trafficking Incidents, 2008- 2010' states that the Federally funded task forces opened 2,515 suspected incidents of human trafficking for investigation between January 2008 and June 2010. " Among trafficking incidents opened for at least one year, 30% were confirmed to be human trafficking, 38% wereconfirmed NOT to be human trafficking, and the remaining incidents were still open at the end of the study period."  You can do the math. Either there are just not that  many victims of human trafficking or the US Government is incredibly inept at finding them. The calls to the government funded hotline would indicate that there are just not that many victims and we are being misled by the abolitionists whose sole goal is to abolish all prostitution. They just don't seem to be all that concerned about thousands of victims of human trafficking forced into domestic servitude or agriculture or garment manufacturing. And they  certainly are not as concerned about victims of domestic violence and rape as they are about prostitutes!


CLICK ON STATE TO VIEW POLARIS PROJECT'S CALL STATS FOR 2011- if you are able to find the missing phone calls claimed by the Polaris Project to have been received by them (TOTAL MISSING CALLS FOR 2011: 7,909) PLEASE contact me and tell me where they are. normajeanalmodovar [at] gmail.com.


Polaris Project calls 2011 by type TOTAL CALLS 19,427 but can only account for 11,518

Crisis calls

Tips

training and tech assistance

referrals

General info

related calls

Linked call no color code

All calls

POTENIAL VICTIMS REFERENCED

Alabama

3

18

7

6

18

35

0

87

9

Alaska

0

0

1

2

3

15

0

21

0

Arizona

3

23

5

26

40

44

0

141

9

Arkansas

2

20

2

4

23

18

0

69

3

California

117

299

96

248

462

639

8

1,869

135

Colorado

5

18

6

12

36

70

0

147

6

Connecticut

0

9

9

22

26

24

0

90

7

Delaware

0

0

3

1

9

5

0

18

1

District of Columbia

21

89

27

76

103

57

0

373

24

Florida

25

137

43

70

238

348

4

865

58

Georgia

43

58

9

20

97

129

3

359

19

Hawaii

12

11

2

6

20

19

0

70

5

Idaho

3

6

5

4

9

15

0

42

4

Illinois

21

82

24

52

129

179

2

489

37

Indiana

4

29

7

17

34

36

0

127

5

Iowa

0

9

7

5

23

19

0

63

3

Kansas

1

10

1

3

16

25

0

56

5

Kentucky

0

15

8

22

39

66

0

150

7

Louisiana

3

17

10

8

26

97

0

161

9

Maine

0

4

7

1

13

21

0

46

1

Maryland

9

40

13

44

79

86

0

271

22

Massachusetts

2

20

11

18

40

79

2

172

8

Michigan

2

48

22

33

58

71

2

236

15

Minnesota

0

5

11

17

29

25

0

87

7

Mississippi

0

11

11

4

9

28

1

64

5

Missouri

11

18

14

22

42

65

0

172

10

Montana

0

1

4

2

3

19

0

29

1

Nebraska/

0

6

3

3

8

21

0

41

1

Nevada/

9

14

8

7

29

40

4

111

18

New Hampshire/

0

2

4

2

5

11

0

24

4

New Jersey/

20

31

15

49

50

119

0

284

24

New Mexico/

2

17

6

3

39

32

0

99

5

New York/

31

78

29

91

134

322

10

695

63

North Carolina/

1

37

27

59

99

103

0

326

26

North Dakota/

0

1

2

1

2

18

0

24

2

Ohio/

5

60

20

24

92

96

0

297

20

Oklahoma/

2

32

3

10

18

37

0

102

8

Oregon/

11

12

14

30

67

57

0

191

11

Pennsylvania/

4

64

31

25

93

150

2

369

11

Rhode Island/

0

4

1

3

5

11

0

24

1

South Carolina/

6

19

9

4

26

106

0

170

4

South Dakota/

0

0

3

4

1

20

0

28

0

Tennessee/

7

37

21

13

54

53

0

185

18

Texas/

49

219

45

86

219

692

4

1,314

79

Utah/

0

8

4

6

18

32

0

68

2

Vermont/

0

2

11

3

9

13

0

38

1

Virginia/

46

60

31

61

83

144

0

425

36

Washington/

5

62

32

31

83

79

0

292

14

West Virginia/

0

6

4

2

4

13

0

29

4

Wisconsin/

6

8

6

6

29

34

0

89

5

Wyoming/

0

0

1

0

10

8

0

19

1

US Territories

none listed for 2011








0


INTERNATIONAL

none listed for 2011








0



TOTAL CALLS STATE BY STATE : (According to the numbers provided by the Polaris Project Data listed here)

11,518

773


TOTAL  CALLS AS STATED ON POLARIS WEBSITE FOR 2011-

According to their website, many of the calls relating to 'potential victims referenced' are follow up calls, so the actual number of calls directly relating to the 'potential victims referenced' may  be many fewer.

Here is a link  to their final 2011 annual report:

"Increasing Awareness and Engagement- Strengthening the National Response to Human Trafficking in the US"


According to their press release, "Call Specialists answered 19,427 calls, and 2,945 victims of human trafficking were connected to services and support." We don't know how they came to this number as the reported calls were far fewer.... also, we don't know which  victims of human trafficking were from prostitution and which were from other areas of forced labor.

19,427


TOTAL MISSING CALLS 7,909- where are these calls?

TOTAL CALLS WITH 'potential victims referenced' : 773

THE FOLLOWING STATISTICS ARE FROM THE US GOVERNMENT BUREAU OF STATISTICS FOR 2011 TABLE # 69 CLICK ON LINK TO VISIT THE FBI SITE

Also, the prostitution and disorderly conduct arrests stats in the graph below do not contain the final numbers of arrests as the documents issued by the government do not update their totals.

Arrests by state 2011

UPDATE 090113: THE NUMBER OF PROSTITUTION ARRESTS IN 2011 WAS 57,345 (MALE/ FEMALE- ADULT AND JUVENILE)

THE NUMBER OF PERSONS UNDER 18 ARRESTED FOR PROSTITUTION IN 2011 WAS 974... OF WHICH 741 WERE FEMALES

THE EARLIER FIGURES FOR 2011 WERE PRIOR TO THE FBI STATISTICAL TABLES RELEASED THIS YEAR (2012)-  AND WERE MERELY ESTIMATES OF ARRESTS BASED ON THE DATA PROVIDED BY STATE AND LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES. THE UPDATED NUMBERS REFLECT THE ACTUAL COUNT OF PERSONS ARRESTED. THE LINK PROVIDED ( http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=datool&surl=/arrests/index.cfm# ) WILL TAKE YOU TO THE FBI WEBSITE WHERE YOU CAN USE THEIR TOOLS TO CONFIRM THE NUMBERS PROVIDED BELOW.

overview of stats

Do you think that victims of rape and sexual assault are NOT aware they were raped and assaulted?

You should know how the government and 'rescue and restore' groups count their sex trafficking victims: (click on image below to go to original source)

abolitionists say all prostitutes are victims


 

If we aren't going to arrest, prosecute and punish those whose victims have reported the crimes against them  [in 2011, the 243,800 REPORTED violent rapes and sexual assaults minus the 14,943 persons charged with rape] WHY would we waste scarce and valuable resources pursuing, arresting, prosecuting and punishing the NON VIOLENT, NON ABUSIVE clients, employers and associates of consenting adults?

Over the past 31 years, there were 5,319,726 REPORTED violent rapes and sexual assaults, but only 601,745 alleged rapists arrested... leaving 4,717,981 rape victims without justice. Are victims of rape and sexual assault NOT as important to society as those adult sex workers who categorically deny that they are victims of anything? Did it help ANYONE to arrest the 1,767,234 consenting adults for engaging in commercial sexual activity?

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