Tens of thousands of minors, adults sex trafficked in Sacramento County, study finds

A first-of-its-kind study is shedding light on the size of the problem that is sex trafficking in Sacramento County, and the nature behind how it happens. It revealed about 13,079 minors and adults were trafficked in Sacramento County at some point between 2015 and 2020. The study clarifies that it does not mean there are 13,000 people currently being victimized. "This is the first study that involved survivors as interviewers. This is the first study to estimate the prevalence of sex trafficking in a California community," said a member of the Survivor Advisory Council during a Wednesday news conference.