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Learn the Signs & Report It.

Identify Human Trafficking Victims

If you suspect something is wrong, ask yourself these questions:

  • Are there bruises or other signs of physical abuse?
  • Are there signs of psychological abuse?
  • Is the person submissive or fearful?
  • Is the person being controlled?
  • Is the person being deprived of food, water, sleep, medical care, or other life necessities?
  • Is the person allowed to be in public alone?
  • Can the person freely contact friends or family?
  • Is the person a minor engaged in commercial sex?
  • Does a minor appear to be in a relationship with a much older person?
  • Does the person fear his or her employer?
  • Can the person leave their job situation if they want?
  • Has someone threatened the person's family?


Source: Michigan.gov - Department of Attorney General

Report Human Trafficking

Are you a victim of Human Trafficking? Do you know of someone who is being trafficked? Do you have a tip to report? Below are some ways to make a report or seek available resources in your area:


Michigan State Police

Contact the nearest MSP Post by your area here.


National Human Trafficking Hotline

1-888-3737-888

TTY: 711

Text: BEFREE (233733)

Chat with an Advocate here.


National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

1-800-THE LOST (1-800-843-5678)

or click here to report an incident via the CyberTipline.


Department of Homeland Security

1-866-347-2423


These numbers are national, toll-free hotlines, available to answer calls from anywhere in the country, 24-hours a day, 7-days a week, every day of the year. ALL CALLS ARE CONFIDENTIAL.


For immediate help, contact your local law enforcement or call 911.