Underage Prostitution Arrests in Los Angeles

In 2010, there were 174 juveniles who were arrested for prostitution charges in Los Angeles County in the US State of California. Of the 174 who were arrested, 59 percent were involved in the state’s foster care system, according to statistics from California’s Department of Probation.

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Human Trafficking in California

The Attorney General of the US State of California reported that during the three month period from April to June of 2012, law enforcement officials identified 304 victims of human trafficking with the state’s borders. The number of victims identified was tripled the amount of victims found during the same time period in 2011, where 100 human trafficking victims were identified.

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Child Trafficking in Las Vegas

Between 1994 and 2012, the Metro Police in Las Vegas, Nevada has investigated 2,200 children who were victims of sex trafficking. Half of the victims encountered by police were from Nevada. The youngest victim encountered by police was a pregnant 13 year old girl.

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