As shown through these demand maps, states vary in addressing demand for sex trafficking victims. Communities also vary significantly in the extent to which they enforce laws or speak out against those who purchase sex with minors. The shading below indicates how comprehensively each state’s laws address the buying of children for sex and the articles reflect enforcement, training and advocacy related to anti-demand efforts.
Join the movement to protect our nation’s youth by demanding zero tolerance for buying sex with children! Click on your state to see what is happening in your area; then contact your legislators to ask for stronger anti-demand laws, or call local news outlets to ask for more consistent coverage of this issue.
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Reported Convictions of Trafficking and CSEC Crimes