Mapping the Demand: Sex Buyers in Minnesota

UROC has released a first-of-its-kind study on sex buyers in Minnesota. Aided by more than 150 qualitative interviews of law enforcement, prosecutors and social service personnel in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin, the report examines the demographics of Minnesota’s sex buyers, their buying tendencies, and methods of entry into the marketplace. The market includes victims of sex trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation.

The study provides insight toward developing a nationwide model to combat human trafficking and was funded by the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota as part of its MN Girls Are Not for Sale campaign to end sex trafficking in Minnesota. Read more about UROC's Sex Trading, Trafficking and Community Well-Being Initiative.