The Data Project


A full length, empirically sound report outlining our first hand research on the prevalence and the nature of sex trafficking in Grand Rapids Michigan. Through the use of indicators of sex trafficking, the report analyzes interviews and online advertisements for the sale of sex to identify and give voice to victims of commercial sexual exploitation. 


Quotes from women currently in commercial sexual exploitation:   

I’ve   been   beat   up   by   my   pimp   and   I am  tired   but   I have   no   place   to   go.

I am being   beaten   but   am  afraid   to   leave.

I need   a   safe   place   where   he   will   not   come   and   hurt   me.

He sent a text to me requesting to buy a child.

I need housing, I want to leave life but don't know how