A Third of Homeless Young Adults ID'd as Sex Trafficking Victims by McCain Institute Study

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A study now in its third year by the McCain Institute at Arizona State University found that about a third of homeless young adults self-identified as being sex trafficking victims.

The study, called the Youth Experience Study, or YES, surveyed homeless young adults ages 18 to 25 living in transitional house, on the streets, in a shelter, staying on a friend’s couch, or living in a hotel.
Out of more than 200 people surveyed, 66 (33.2 percent) said they had at some point been sex trafficked, forced or coerced into sexual acts for money, food, clothing, drugs, protection, or a place to stay.

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