SF report uncovers nearly 500 cases of human trafficking

There were almost 500 cases of human trafficking reported in San Francisco last year, according to a first-of-its-kind report recently released by a task force commissioned by Mayor Ed Lee.
The report, updated Monday by the Mayor’s Task Force on Anti-Human Trafficking — commissioned in March 2013 to improve the city’s handling of the ongoing issue —counted 499 victims of human trafficking identified by 15 government and community agencies throughout the city in 2015.
“Trafficking in persons is one of the most significant human rights issues of the 21st century,” the authors of the report wrote, adding that California ranks with New York, Texas and Oklahoma as among the states with the most human trafficking in the country.

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