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The City of Atlanta has a high rate of sexual exploitation due to its problem of human trading, making it known to the world as the “human trafficking hub” and was named by the FBI as one of the 14 US cities with the highest rate of children used in prostitution.
Human Trafficking is one of the fastest growing criminal industries worldwide.
It has become so common that January has been declared as Human Trafficking Awareness Month. This growing problem and rising awareness have many Atlanta organizations anxious to bring to the forefront the importance of saving trafficking victims.
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Phone: (678) 921-2706
1950 Spectrum Circle, Suite 200 Marietta, GA 30067
236 Forsyth St., Suite 201 and 204 Atlanta, GA 30303
511 N. Washington Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202
The S.I.L.E.N.T. Project
The S.I.L.E.N.T. Project (Sexual, Interceptions, Locating, Exploitations of Neighborhood, Trafficking) is designed to assist individuals of sex trafficking and prostitution. This project will provide support services and linkage to care to at-risk, underserved, marginalized and hopeless populations in the City of Atlanta.
The S.I.L.E.N.T. Project works collaboratively with the Atlanta Police Department (APD) to identify underage sex trafficking and prostitution. There is space provided for the APD within the 24-hour satellite office. The office is open from Monday to Saturday.
The S.I.L.E.N.T. Project conducts clinical services which includes HIV testing, STD screening and testing, Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, Hepatitis C, Syphilis and Herpes.
The S.I.L.E.N.T. Project provides shelter, food and clothing referrals to individuals.
The S.I.L.E.N.T. Project provides Human Sex Trafficking, Prostitution and Substance Abuse Cultural Competency workshops to City officials and the Atlanta Metropolitan area community.
The S.I.L.E.N.T. Project provides mental health services in-house and by collaborating with Grady hospital and Mercy Care’s ACT teams.
The S.I.L.E.N.T. Project has an Outreach Health Mobile Unit, which gives us the ability to conduct clinical assessments, provide HIV testing and STD screening and treatment in the field.
Human Trafficking Statistics in GA
In 2018, Georgia had the seventh-highest number of human trafficking cases in the U.S., including both sex and labor trafficking victims.
In Georgia, adolescent females controlled by the child sex trafficking trade are sexually exploited by an adult male on an average of three times per night.
In 2012, the National Human Trafficking Resource Center received 446 calls from GA, 103 of which were classified as high-risk.
5,000 girls are at-risk of being sex trafficked in Georgia.
According to a former FBI agent, Atlanta has an internal trafficking problem, where minors, many recruited from the city are transferred to another county or state.
Approximately 374 girls are commercially sexually exploited monthly in Georgia. Average age of entry into the commercial sex market for girls is 12 and 14 years.
Each month, 12,400 men in Georgia pay for sex with a young woman in any given month and 7,200 of them end up exploiting an adolescent female.
Craigslist is the most efficient medium for the marketing of sex: ads on this site had 3 times as many hits as similar ads on another website.
Around 65% of men who buy sex with young females do so in and around suburban and metro Atlanta with 9% near the airport.
Atlanta has the highest number of trafficked Hispanic females in the nation.
On average, 100 juvenile girls are exploited each night in Georgia.