PLNU Research in the News

The groundbreaking study Measuring the Nature and Extent of Gang Involvement in Sex Trafficking in San Diego” has landed Point Loma Nazarene University in the news.

The research focused narrowly on one of the most understudied aspects of human trafficking in the United States: the relationship of street gangs as facilitators of sex trafficking. Researchers gathered and analyzed data from hundreds of current and former gang affiliated individuals, schools, law enforcement agencies, and victim service providers

Read the Executive Summary here

Recent coverage includes:


Susan Davis to Introduce Sex Trafficking Bill to Educate Students


Leader Call: LA County op nets 200 arrests, rescues 12 minors (references research)


Village News: Study shows human trafficking in San Diego County has between 8,830 and 11,773 victims per year

1/27/16 Setting Things Right – Radio


NBC San Diego: Sex Trafficking More Rampant in SD Than Feared- Study


San Diego Union Tribune: Awareness of human trafficking growing in San Diego


Refreshed Magazine – Cover Story: Fighting Trafficking: PLNU uses multi-faceted approach to combat sex trade


Lawyers Club of San Diego: Human Trafficking a San Diego problem, a Lawyers Club initiative


The Coast News Group: Walking in Vista: An effort to red-light human trafficking


Examiner: Sex trafficking study reveals millions for exploiters recruiting school girls


San Diego Union-Tribune: How girls are lured into sex trafficking


KPBS: Study show scope of sex trafficking in san diego county


Voice of San Diego: Morning Report 11,000 Girls Caught in Local Sex Trafficking


San Diego Union-Tribune: No such thing as a child prostitute

NBC7: San Diego Sex Trafficking an $810M Underground Industry: Study

CBS 8 San Diego: Disturbing new look into sex trafficking in San Diego

Fox 5: High Schools have become recruiting grounds for pimps study says

San Diego Union-Tribune: Sex trafficking may trap up to 11700 SD girls

KUSI: Sex trafficking is the second largest underground economy in San Diego

AM 760 KFMB: Disturbing new look into sex trafficking in San Diego