SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIAL FOR GAO-17-624: Survey of Major City Law Enforcement Agencies

GAO-17-626SP, July 2017

This product is a supplement to HUMAN TRAFFICKING: Information on Cases in Indian Country or that Involved Native Americans (GAO-17-624).

Background

GAO administered this web survey to major city law enforcement agencies. The survey began on September 6, 2016 and we received all responses by January 31, 2017. It was sent to a total of 86 law enforcement agencies - the 68 U.S. police departments that are members of the Major City Chiefs Association (MCCA) and 18 police departments that are not members of the MCCA, but are from the most populous cities in their states. We received 61 responses - a response rate of 71 percent. The survey asked about the extent to which respondents had encountered human trafficking in Indian country or of Native Americans regardless of location, the factors that affect their ability to identify and investigate human trafficking crimes, the services available to human trafficking victims in their jurisdiction, and other topics. The survey also asked about demographic information for individual trafficking victims. That information has been omitted here as the information provided by the survey respondents was not sufficiently complete to provide meaningful aggregate results.

Certain questions were asked only of some respondents, depending on their answers to prior questions; the number of respondents who were skipped out of questions is noted.

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Contents

Page Name Questionnaire Results
Introduction View View
All Human Trafficking Investigations from 2014, 2015 and 2016 (to date) View View
All Human Trafficking Investigations from 2014, 2015 and 2016 (to date) (cont'd) View View
Investigations Involving Native American Victims View View
Information about Native American Victims View View
Sources of Information Provided on Investigations View View
Factors Associated with Native American Human Trafficking View View
Services Available to Native American Human Trafficking Victims View View
Native American Human Trafficking Reporting View View
Efforts to Combat Human Trafficking View View
Funding and Assistance View View
Submit Your Final Responses to GAO View View

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