A21 Tampa + St. Pete Chapter Emerges in the Fight Against Human Trafficking

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Around the world, human trafficking is an egregious crime that continues to increase in magnitude, thereby demanding systemic and concerted action against it.

If this form of modern-day slavery proceeds at its current rate, it will soon surpass the illegal gun and drug trades. While arms and narcotics can only sell one time, traffickers can unfortunately sell human beings time and time again.

Thankfully, there are non-profit organizations like A21 that dedicate themselves to fighting human trafficking, sexual exploitation, and other forms of modern-day slavery.

While A21 has many chapters around the world and here in the United States, one of its most recent chapters can be found in the Tampa + St. Pete area of Florida.

A closer look at the A21 Tampa + St. Pete chapter

Nationwide, Florida ranks as the state with the third-highest rates of human trafficking. In Florida, the Tampa area is especially rife with this crime.

Organizations like A21 Tampa + St. Pete therefore strive to raise awareness about the problem and ultimately combat human trafficking via intervention and aftercare.