2017 statistics show that NM had 143 calls reporting human trafficking to the national hotline. Additionally, the NM Attorney General has reported 105 sex trafficking cases and 10 labor trafficking
NM has been given a D grade for it's lack of legislation and resources for minor victims of human trafficking.
Using national statistics of homeless youth exploitation, that means that there are approximately 1000 homeless youth being sex trafficked and 2750 living by survival sex (exchanging sex acts for food, shelter or safety) in Albuquerque.
There are only 15 dedicated beds for victims of human trafficking, and none of these beds are for minors. Additionally, there are only 3 organizations in the state that provide aftercare for identified survivors of trafficking and only one that is providing outreach to the highly exploitable youth population.