Irvington, NJ

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

Irvington is a city of about 54,000 residents in eastern New Jersey, located in Essex County. The city is situated near Newark, NJ and lies within the greater New York City MSA. Prostitution and sex trafficking activity have been well-documented in the city and surrounding communities, and in unincorporated areas of Essex County. This activity and the problems and ancillary crimes it generates result in complaints to law enforcement agencies from residents and businesses. Among the more serious crimes associated with the local prostitution market is sex trafficking. For example, in 2016, the Irvington Police Department participated in an operation led by the FBI called Operation Cross County X that focused on apprehending sex traffickers/pimps and rescuing victims of sex trafficking, in addition to the multiple arrests made by the Fairfield Police Department in Essex County.

Consumer-level demand provides the revenue stream for all prostitution and sex trafficking, and has therefore been targeted by local law enforcement agencies as a strategy for prevention and response. According to the National Assessment Survey in 2012, the Irvington Police Department reported having conducted at least one reverse sting in the city in order to combat consumer-level demand for prostitution.

State New Jersey
Type City
Population 54233
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