Clark County, NV

Clark County is the most populous county in Nevada, with over 2.2 million residents.  The largest share of the population lives within Las Vegas (population of approximately 600,000), but the county also includes cities such as Henderson (population of over 300,000) and unincorporated areas.  The county has been identified by federal and local law enforcement […]

Fulton County, GA

Fulton County is located in North-Central Georgia.  Its county seat and largest city is Atlanta, and other substantial cities within Fulton County include College Park, Johns Creek, and Alpharetta. Prostitution and sex trafficking are well-documented and present longstanding problems throughout the cities and unincorporated areas of Fulton County. For example, the County was one of […]

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 1,650,000, 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, […]

St. Joseph, MO

St. Joseph is a city of over 75,000 residents, located in Buchanan County, Missouri (with parts of St. Joseph extending into Andrew County, Missouri).  Prostitution and sex trafficking activity have been well-documented in the city and surrounding communities, and in unincorporated areas of Buchanan county, for decades.  This activity and the problems and ancillary crimes […]

Multnomah County, OR

Multnomah County is one of 36 counties in Oregon, and as of the 2017 United States Census estimate, the county’s population was over 800,000. Its county seat, Portland, is the state’s largest city. Prostitution and sex trafficking activity have been well-documented in the city of Portland and surrounding communities, and in unincorporated areas of Multnomah […]

Lowell, MA

Lowell is an older industrial city of about 110,000 residents located about 40 minutes northeast of Boston, MA.  Prostitution and sex trafficking activity have been well-documented in the city, and Lowell has been an area of operation for larger prostitution rings and human trafficking networks that span multiple communities (e.g., Lawrence, Tewksbury, Andover, Haverill), states, […]

Marion County, IN

Marion County is located in central Indiana, and has a population of about 940,000. The county seat is Indianapolis, the state’s capital and largest city. County and Indianapolis residents, businesses, police, and others have recognized the area’s substantial prostitution problem for decades, and links between commercial sex and other crimes, including sex trafficking of children […]

Dane County, WI

Seeing no benefit in attacking prostitution problems by focusing solely on the providers, in 1983 police began addressing the “demand” side of the market by conducting reverse stings. Through the present, various agencies and organizations in Madison and within the county have targeted the demand for commercial sex in their efforts to reduce the prevalence […]

Monroe County, PA

Monroe County located in eastern Pennsylvania, roughly 50 miles southeast of Scranton and Wilkes-Barre. Prostitution activity, often arranged online and occurring within local businesses and hotels, has been reported in the county for years. The activity generates community complaints to police, and associated crimes include the commercial sexual exploitation of minors. In March 2015, the Monroe […]

Manassas, VA

In August, 2012 detectives from the Prince William County Police Department and agents from Homeland Security Investigations, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Customs & Border Protection concluded a two-year investigation into an alleged brothel, located in the 10000 block of Grant Avenue in Manassas, VA.  Among the nine arrests were five men charged with […]