Lake Worth Beach, FL

Lake Worth Beach (formerly known as “Lake Worth”) is a city of approximately 39,000 residents, located in Palm Beach County, about 15 minutes south of West Palm Beach, Florida. Prostitution is a persistent and visible problem in the area for decades, generating many complaints to law enforcement agencies. In a recent example from December, 2022, a […]

Hamilton County, TN

Hamilton County is a located in in the southern part of East Tennessee, on the border with Georgia and situated along the Tennessee River.  Its population is roughly 367,000 making it the fourth-most populous county in Tennessee. The county seat and population center is the city of Chattanooga. Other noteworthy communities within the county include […]

Lackawanna County, PA

Lackawanna County is a U.S. county in the northeastern portion of Pennsylvania of approximately 216,000 residents. Its largest city and county seat is Scranton, PA. Local law enforcement has reported problems related to prostitution for several decades, and residents have complained to police about prostitution in certain neighborhoods. International and domestic sex trafficking networks and […]

Shawnee County, KS

Shawnee County is located in Northeast Kansas, in the central United States with a population of approximately 179,000 residents, making it the third-most populous county in Kansas. Its most populous city and county seat, Topeka, is the also state capital. Prostitution and sex trafficking have been identified by law enforcement as problems in the county. […]

Burton, MI

Burton is a city of just under 30,000 residents in southeastern Michigan. Located in Genesee County, it is a suburb directly east of Flint. Prostitution and sex trafficking, including child sex trafficking, have been documented in the city, resulting in complaints to law enforcement. For example, in 2013 three people were arrested for sex trafficking […]

Oakdale, MN

Oakdale is a city of about 28,000 residents, located just northeast of St. Paul in Washington County, Minnesota. Sex trafficking has been well-documented in the city. For example, in 2011, an Oakdale woman who was a substitute teacher for a special-education school in North St. Paul was arrested and charged with soliciting an individual to […]

Kelso, WA

Kelso is a city of approximately 13,000 residents and is the county seat of Cowlitz County, WA. Kelso is part of the Longview, WA metropolitan statistical area. Instances of prostitution and sex trafficking have been documented in the city and in surrounding areas. Among the more serious issues associated with the area’s commercial sex market […]

Cowlitz County, WA

Cowlitz County is a county located in the U.S. state of Washington and has a population of approximately 116,000 residents. Its county seat is Kelso and its largest city is Longview. Instances of prostitution have been documented in the county. This activity and its ancillary crimes have generated complaints to local law enforcement from residents […]

Nueces County, TX

Nueces County is a county of approximately 363,000 residents, located on the southeast coast of Texas. Its county seat and largest city is Corpus Christi, TX. Instances of prostitution and sex trafficking have been well-documented in incorporated and unincorporated areas of the county. This activity and its ancillary crimes have generated residential reports to local […]

Yolo County, CA

Yolo County, officially the County of Yolo, is located in the northern portion of California, and has a population of approximately 217,000 residents. Its county seat is Woodland and the county is included in the Greater Sacramento metropolitan area, located in the Sacramento Valley. Prostitution and sex trafficking are documented problems within the county. This activity […]