Big Data Analytics Flashes a ‘Red Alert’ on Human Trafficking in India

The statistics are terrifying: Every three minutes, a young Indian girl is abducted into sex slavery — often with the consent of her parents, as horrible as that sounds. Now, with the help of Australian analytics firm Quantium, a project called Operation Red Alert is using big data analytics to fight traffickers and inform Indian villagers of the scourge threatening their girls.

Human trafficking in India is a huge problem that devastates families and wrecks the lives of girls and young women who are held against their will as prostitutes. More than 200,000 Indian children are kidnapped, coerced, or sold as sex slaves every year, yet only about 1 percent of them are reunited with their families.

Author: Alex Woodie


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