Laws to Combat Human Trafficking and Sexual Slavery are Slow to Pass

Human Trafficking and Sexual Slavery remains a multi-billion dollar industry, and laws to combat the problem have been slow to pass. A hodgepodge of US legislation has allowed the industry to continue to grow, and current laws fall far short of being effective. Less than 1% of all traffickers in the US are ever brought to justice, while at the same time 70% of all murders committed in the US are solved (Bales & Soodalter, 2009)