Binghamton, NY

Tactics Used

Auto Seizure
Buyer Arrests
Community Service
Employment Loss
Identity Disclosure
IT Based Tactics
John School
License Suspension
Neighborhood Action
Public Education
Reverse Stings
SOAP Orders
Web Stings

Binghamton is a city of approximately 45,000 residents located near the south-central border of New York and Pennsylvania in Broome County. Prostitution activity, including the sex trafficking of minors, has been reported in the community for several years, and has generated complaints to law enforcement. Targeted murders of individuals engaged in prostitution have also been documented in the city.

The Binghamton Police Department has conducted periodic street-level reverse stings since at least 2001, if not earlier. The type of charges filed against arrested sex buyers, as well the offenders’ names, ages, and hometowns are included in press releases to the public. In recent years, the BPD has joined the Village of Johnson City Police Department to create the Broome County Special Investigations Unit Task Force, which was formed to enforce drug laws, but has also been used to conduct prostitution operations.

Key Partners

  • Binghamton Police Department
  • Broome County Special Investigation Unit Task Force
  • Village of Johnson City Police Department

Key Sources

Street-Level Reverse Stings with Identity Disclosure:

Sex Trafficking and Child Sexual Exploitation in the Area:

Background on Prostitution in the Area:

Documented Violence against Individuals Engaged in Prostitution in the Area:

State New York
Type City
Population 45140
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