Created: 2011-07-16 23:56
Updated: 2018-02-12 10:13

Using Technology to Combat the evolution of Trafficking & Identify Crime Rings If you suspect human trafficking, please call 1-888-3737-888 to notify the National Human Trafficking Resource Center as soon as possible. Goal: Examine prevalent online marketplaces to detect patterns in contact information or services across seemingly unrelated offering categories. Sources: Backpages, Craiglist Methods: Pull and standardize site posts, extract phone numbers, age, location, and reporting information

Relevant Resources: * Wired, "How Tech Tools Transformed New York’s Sex Trade" - * Polaris Project, "Federal Sex Trafficking Cases in the United States 2000-2008" -

Source: Backpage Successfully gathered using wget with each category directory as dir: wget --mirror -w 2 -l 4 -I /dir -X /dir/classifieds

Source: Craigslist Aborted because of problematic redirects and inconsistent data

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