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Homeless Youth at High Risk of Human Trafficking

April 17, 2017
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A homeless person sleeping in New York City. New research links youth homelessness to trafficking.Credit George Etheredge for The New York Times

A homeless person sleeping in New York City. New research links youth homelessness to trafficking.Credit George Etheredge for The New York Times

After interviewing homeless young people across 13 cities in the United States and Canada, researchers concluded that 56 percent of homeless transgender youth had been involved in the sex trade in some way, while 40 percent of homeless young women and 25 percent of young men were, the New York Times writes.

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