The Human Trafficking Reporting System (HTRS) was developed in 2007 to collect data on alleged human trafficking incidents from state and local law enforcement agencies. It collected information on incident, suspect, and victim characteristics from 38 human trafficking task forces, funded by the Department of Justice. Incident data include the number of suspects and victims, number of agencies involved in the incident, confirmation of incident as human trafficking, and type of lead agency.
The Survey of State Attorneys General Offices was designed to collect data on special topic areas. The first survey in the series addressed jurisdiction over white-collar crime and the second addressed jurisdiction over human-trafficking offenses. Because the roles and responsibilities of attorneys general vary by state, the White-Collar Crime survey was a census of the 50 states and the District of Columbia; the Human Trafficking survey was a census of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the inhabited territories of the U.S.