The State of trafficking in louisiana

Human trafficking is the crime of using force, fraud, or coercion to compel a person into commercial sex acts or labor against their will. Each year in Louisiana, hundreds of victims — of all ages, genders, and ethnicities — have been identified as human trafficking victims. Louisiana began collecting annual data on human trafficking in 2014.
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Individuals Served in 2022

confirmed and suspected victims received services in 2022.

confirmed victims


suspected victims


5035 individuals were served from 2017-2022

By Demographic


17 and Under
18 and Over




Sexual Orientation


Education Level

Immigration Status

In 2022, 88% of victims reported identified as female and 70% of victims were under the age of 17 years old.

Types of trafficking

Sex Trafficking

Labor Trafficking

BOTH sex and labor trafficking

In 2022, the majority of individuals were categorized as sex trafficking (79%) and comparatively few as labor trafficking (2%) or both sex and labor (4%).

Trafficking Location by Parish

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This data was reported by 43 agencies in 2022 as part of the annual statewide data collection, as required by statute.

To learn more about the human trafficking response in Louisiana or to submit data for 2023, please email the Governor’s Office of Human Trafficking Prevention at

To see more details about the data findings and to access additional resources, follow the links below
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Across data submitted from 43 statewide agencies:
found to be aged 17 and under.


The majority of individuals served in 2022 were African American (53%) and White (39%). This is a significant change from 2021, when the results were 41% African American and 47% White. The results for race in 2022 were consistent for ages 17 and under and ages 18 and over, compared with all ages.