Addressing Under-reporting of Minor Victim Sex Trafficking, Florida, 2011-2017

Version
v0
Resource Type
Dataset : administrative records data
Creator
  • Gibbs, Deborah
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Publication Date
2020-11-30
Publication Place
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Publisher
  • Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research
Funding Reference
  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. National Institute of Justice
Language
English
Free Keywords
Schema: ICPSR
child welfare; human trafficking; sex offenses; sex trafficking
Description
  • Abstract

    This study addresses the underreporting of minor victim sex trafficking, by describing the number and characteristics of children with allegations of sex or labor trafficking investigated by Florida's Department of Children and Families (DCF). Analyses conducted within the grant include descriptive work on how children with investigated allegations of human trafficking differ from others in the child welfare population, human trafficking allegations among children with missing from care episodes, and labor trafficking of children. Analyses also use mixture models to describe risk profiles associated with trafficking victimization and the under-identification of trafficking.
  • Abstract

    This study seeks to determine characteristics and numbers of minor sex trafficking victims using records of children with allegations of sex or labor trafficking investigated by Florida's Department of Children and Families (DCF). Administrative data and statistical modeling was used to determine potential for underreporting of trafficking within DCF, distinctions between subpopulations of trafficked children and relationships between county- or region-level factors and the number and characteristics of trafficked minors identified.
  • Methods

    The study population of deidentified records of 1,047,081 children was collected from Florida Department of Children and Families administrative data records. Analysis included descriptive and multivariate methods, including logistic regression.
  • Methods

    Variables include child characteristics (month and year of birth, sex, race, Hispanic ethnicity), allegations (date, type of maltreatment, investigation findings), placements (supervised in-home care or out-of-home placement in foster care, relative care, group homes, residential treatment facilities), and missing from care episodes (date missing and returned).
  • Abstract

    Datasets:

    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: Allegation Raw Restricted-Use Data
    • DS2: Base Raw Restricted-Use Data
    • DS3: Missing Child Raw Restricted-Use Data
    • DS4: Placement Raw Restricted-Use Data
    • DS5: Allegation Final Restricted-Use Data
    • DS6: Base Final Restricted-Use Data
    • DS7: Missing Child Final Restricted-Use Data
    • DS8: Placement Final Restricted-Use Data
    • DS9: Removal Final Restricted-Use Data
    • DS10: Child Level Restricted-Use Data
    • DS11: Event Dates Restricted-Use Data
    • DS12: Events Ht Restricted-Use Data
    • DS13: Ht Restricted-Use Data
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 2011-01-01--2017-12-31
  • 2011-01-01 / 2017-12-31
Geographic Coverage
  • Florida
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Minor sex trafficking in Florida, United States
Note
Funding institution(s): United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. National Institute of Justice (2012-IJ-CX-0025).
Availability
Delivery
One or more files in this study are not available for download due to special restrictions; consult the study documentation to learn more on how to obtain the data.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 37169 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Relations
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR37169.v1

Update Metadata: 2020-11-30 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2020-11-30