By: Jonah Stevenson, Sydney Smith, and Dejah Hunter, Staff Writers
North Dakota residents are lucky to live in a state with low crime; people aspire to raise their kids here because of how safe it is. But the fact is that human trafficking still occurs, and at a much too high rate. If people here aren’t being taken from their families in North Dakota, they are still being dragged through our state. KKRR local news reported on January 28 of this year that North Dakota lawmakers have proposed six pieces of legislation to combat human, trafficking in North Dakota. The human trafficking task force has been given more tips of cases they report. “In our state we have served 405 victims of trafficking. Of those, about 80 percent are residents of North Dakota,” says Human Trafficking Taskforce Executive Director, Emily Schwartz. This epidemic must be made aware of in the community.
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