The Super Bowl, like other mass gatherings, is often correlated with an increase in trafficking, due to the tens of thousands of people it attracts to the area.
Every year headlines claim the Super Bowl, the nation’s biggest sporting event, leads to an increase in human trafficking in the game’s host city. At the same time, other headlines claim this is a sensationalized myth, and no measurable increase in trafficking activity occurs around major sporting events.
But what does the data actually show? Read our 2023 report to learn more: