Why is this happening in Shasta County?

Sex trafficking in Shasta County functions under the laws of supply & demand, just like with any business. If there is a demand for a certain product, there will inevitably be a supply to satisfy that demand. This is a root problem as to why trafficking exists in our county. 

Below are issues that currently create a supply & demand environment in our area:

Supply

  • Drug Abuse
  • Absent Parents
  • Poverty

Demand

  • Men are willing to buy sex
  • Oversexualized culture
  • Perceived as victimless crime

What does it look like?

Sex trafficking in Shasta County takes place in a variety of forms and locations - all of which are typically facilitated through the internet. The below listed forms are all incredibly significant in our area.

How can you be apart of the response?