Common human trafficking indicators
Rail police, conductors, ticket counter staff, and others encounter thousands of people on a daily basis,
positioning them to identify potential human trafficking victims. Human traffickers may be more likely to travel
with victims on railroads because identification from passengers is not required when traveling or purchasing a
ticket, offering anonymity.
While every situation is unique, and no single indicator can prove that human trafficking is occurring, you might
experience the following indicators during your workday.
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