Freedom Cyclers Riding To Fight Human Trafficking Stop In Rogers
Posted: July 8, 2014 at 1:30 a.m.
ROGERS -- Four hot and tired University of Tennessee students arrived in Northwest Arkansas via bicycle Monday as they made their way from Los Angeles to Savannah, Ga., raising awareness of human trafficking, and money to fight the problem.
At A Glance
Human Trafficking and slavery is an international problem, including in the United States.
• In fiscal year 2013, the Department of Justice convicted a total of 174 traffickers in cases involving forced labor and sex trafficking of adults and children.
• Immigration and Customs Enforcement reported opening 1,025 investigations involving human trafficking in 2013.
• The FBI opened 220 cases involving human trafficking in 2013.
• Slaves are found in factories, construction sites, fisheries and the sex industry, generating profits of $32 billion every year.
• It is estimated that today, 21 million humans live in slavery around the world.
Source: Staff Report
The Freedom Cyclers
To learn more about the cyclists, go to: www.thefreedomcyclers.com
To learn more about human trafficking, go to: www.themekongclub.org
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