Interactive Map

Trafficking Locations throughout Minnesota and Across the United States

Overall Map

Click on the upper bar of this map to open it in a different window and more fully experience each locational layer

Journey1.mp4

Audio of Journey 1

Listen along to the locations of Journey 1

Map of Journey 1

Visual representation of Journey 1

Map of Journey 2

Visual representation of Journey 2

Journey2.mp4

Audio of Journey 2

Listen along to the locations of Journey 2

Journey3.mp4

Audio of Journey 3

Listen along to the locations of Journey 3

Map of Journey 3

Visual representation of Journey 3

Areas of Transaction in Minnesota

Visual representation of significant Areas of Transaction of Sex Trafficking in Minnesota

Areas of Recruitment in Minnesota

Visual representation of significant Areas of Recruitment of Sex Trafficking in Minnesota

Common Areas of Sex Trafficking

Visual representation of Common Areas and Movements of Sex Trafficking

(Starting in Minnesota)

Breaking Free Location

Visual representation of the Location of Breaking Free

A social justice non-profit of Minnesota focused on helping victims of sex trafficking

Location Lessons

There were a few things that shocked me as I was researching sex trafficking related to locations in Minnesota. One of those things was looking at maps like these and seeing just how close this problem is to important places in my life like work, school, and home. Another significant lesson I learned was how places that are meant to serve and protect are still full of harm. Places like libraries, schools, and shelters are the same places where girls are recruited and trafficked. This has got to change. This is why Breaking Free and places like it that address these atrocities, are essential. This is why the Nordic Model is crucial to making a difference and ending sex trafficking. Hopefully, these materials will encourage you to participate in this change too.

Information provided in part by:

  • Lauren Martin (PI), Alexandra Pierce (PI), Stephen Peyton, Ana Isabel Gabilondo, and Girija Tulpule. (2014). Mapping the Market for Sex with Trafficked Minor Girls in Minneapolis: Structures, Functions, and Patterns. Full report: Preliminary Findings (available at uroc.umn.edu/sextrafficking). September 2014
  • Google Maps
  • Breaking Free