United Nations Delta 8.7: Creating an Effective, Collaborative Human Trafficking Response with the Available Resources in Rural Communities
Most research on human trafficking is conducted within large urban communities. Yet in the United States, 75 per cent of counties are classified as rural, with one quarter of Americans living in communities with populations lower than 2,500. There is a need for research in rural settings. That need is illuminated by the experience of North Dakota during the Bakken oil boom, which illustrates the limits of focusing anti-trafficking awareness and research on urban settings.