Recently, Las Vegas was named as one of the top destinations in the United States for sex trafficking especially for minors. Typically, the average age for children who are sold into prostitution is 12-14 years. An incredible study revealed that right in Clark County, 30 percent of the children were sold to work in the sex trade by family members and that one-third found in Las Vegas actually were from Las Vegas. The remaining two-thirds were brought here from 40 other states to be bought and sold.
Sex Trafficking is run for greed and where else to find temporary funds won at a rapid pace than in Las Vegas. The women and children are held by fear from their predators. The final count of children trafficked into the city last year was 157. The leaders of this city are determined to bring awareness of this crime to its citizens and to reduce this crime in our city and state.