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Polaris Puts Data Analysis in the Service of Defeating Human Trafficking

January 18, 2018

Human trafficking is believed to be the third-largest criminal activity in the world, according to the FBI. The Department of Homeland Security advises that industries around the world including agriculture, hospitality, restaurant, and domestic work, as well as prostitution, often take advantage of modern slavery.

Those pulled into this underworld are often held in isolation or confinement, or subject to threats – such as being reported to immigration authorities if they are illegally in a country – if they try to escape these situations.

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