- Our Mission Statement
Anti-Predator Project is a nonprofit organization dedicated to combating human trafficking and sexual predators in the United States through the use of specially trained private investigators. Along with providing investigative and protective services for those victims of these horrific crimes, Anti-Predator Project is also highly dedicated to educating the community about the reality of human trafficking in the United States.
- Who are we?
Anti-Predator Project is a legally registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is dedicated to combating human trafficking in the United States. We are a full service non-profit investigative agency that specializes in criminal investigations into individuals and organizations that are involved in human trafficking, the location and recovery of American children that have been kidnapped or sold on the black market, witness/victim protection, and missing children. We offer our services free of charge to the residents of Monroe, Miami-Dade, and Broward counties and at a very low cost to those in other Florida counties and in other states. Aside from investigative and protective services, Anti-Predator Project also helps to raise community awareness about the reality of human trafficking in the United States.
- Human Trafficking Facts and Statistics
1) According to the Trafficking in Persons Report, 2004 www.state.gov/tip/tls/tiprpt/2004/
– 200,000 American children are at risk for trafficking into the sex industry.
– 14,500-17,500 people are trafficked into the United States.
– 5,000-7,000 people are trafficked into the United States from East Asia and the Pacific.
– 3,500-5,500 people are trafficked into the United States from each of the following regions
Latin America, Europe, and Eurasia.
2) An estimated 18,000 foreign nationals are trafficked into the U.S. each year. According to the Polaris Project, the number of U.S. citizens trafficked within our own borders are even higher, with an estimate of more than 200,000 American children at high risk for trafficking into the sex industry each year.
3) ICE “Operation Predator” estimates that 1 in 5 girls and 1 in 10 boys in the U.S. are sexually exploited before they reach adulthood. Child trafficking, child pornography, and international sex tourism now generates billions of dollars a year worldwide.
4) According to the Department of Health and Human Services: After drug dealing, human trafficking is tied with the illegal arms industry as the second largest criminal industry in the world today and it is the fastest growing.
5) According to the FBI: Human trafficking recently became the number 1 criminal industry in the world.
6) Kathi West, Assistant United States Attorney says: “A lot of people assume that human trafficking only happens in other countries; that this couldn’t possibly happen here in the U.S. I think they would be very surprised to find how much it is happening, and it is probably happening in their town.”