San Mateo, CA

San Mateo is a city in San Mateo County, CA, on the San Francisco Peninsula. It is about 20 miles south of San Francisco, and has a population of approximately 104,000 residents. Prostitution has historically been an issue in the county with initial reports dating back to the era of the gold rush. Prostitution and […]

McHenry County, IL

McHenry County is a county of over 310,000 residents in northeastern Illinois. It is the sixth-most populous county in Illinois, and its county seat is Woodstock. Due in part to the county’s proximity to Chicago, instances of prostitution and sex trafficking have been well-documented in the county. This activity and its ancillary crimes have generated […]

Marin County, CA

Marin County is a county of approximately 262,000 in northern California, across the Golden Gate Strait from San Francisco. Its county seat is San Rafael. Other cities in the county that have worked to combat demand for commercial sex include Corte Madera, Mill Valley, and Novato. Prostitution and sex trafficking, including child sex trafficking, have […]

Erwin, TN

Erwin is a town of about 6,000 residents that serves as the government seat of Unicoi County, Tennessee. Prostitution and sex trafficking are well-documented problems locally and throughout the region, and to address them, tactics used have included those targeting sex buyers. For example, in June 2021, seven men were arrested and charged in an […]

San Mateo County, CA

San Mateo County is a county in Northwest California, covering the majority of the San Francisco Peninsula, with a population of approximately 767,000 residents. The government seat is Redwood City and the county is included in the San Francisco–Oakland–Hayward Metropolitan Statistical Area in addition to being a part of the San Francisco Bay Area. Prostitution […]

Los Angeles County, CA

Los Angeles County, officially known as the County of Los Angeles, and sometimes abbreviated as L.A. County, is the most populous county in the United States and in the state of California, with a population of more than ten million residents. The city of Los Angeles, CA is the county seat, the county’s largest city, […]

Belmont, CA

Belmont is a city of about 27,000 residents in San Mateo County, CA. It is in the San Francisco Bay Area, on the San Francisco Peninsula halfway between San Francisco and San Jose. Prostitution activity has been well-documented in the city and surrounding communities, and throughout San Mateo County. For example, in 2010, a study […]

Alameda County, CA

Alameda County is included in the San Francisco Bay Area, occupying much of the East Bay region in Northern California. The county’s population is about 1.649 million, and the county seat is the city of Oakland. Prostitution and sex trafficking activity have been well-documented throughout the county for decades. While there are areas of affluence, […]

Peoria, AZ

Peoria is a city in Maricopa and Yavapai counties in Arizona. Most of the city is located in Maricopa County, while a small portion in the north is in Yavapai County. It is a major suburb of Phoenix, and has a population of about 172,000 residents. Prostitution and sex trafficking activity have been well-documented in […]

Orland Hills, IL

Orland Hills is a village in Cook County, Illinois with a population of about 7,000. Like in most communities, prostitution activity is known to occur in Orland Hills, generating associated crimes and community disorder, as well as complaints to law enforcement agencies. Among the tactics used to address these problems in Orland Hills are those […]