In a three-year study of prostitution arrests in the United States, the study found around 60 percent of police departments across the country publicized the identity of the prostitution client.
The focus on the “johns” represent a focus by police to target the customers of prostitutes rather than the provider. Back in the 1960s, women in the US were arrested for prostitution and sex in 90 percent of the cases. By 2012, the number of women arrested has fallen to 65 percent.
Source: Associated Press, “Prostitute Patrons Can’t Hide Their Faces Anymore,” ABC News, October 13, 2012.