How to get around the city of Cape Cod, but without getting caught in a sex sting
Posted August 08, 2018 06:20:20When it comes to Cape Cod sex tourism and the state of Florida, the answer is simple: if you’re planning to spend a day or two in the Sunshine State, you need to take precautions.
While Florida’s tourism industry is booming, the state still faces its fair share of sex trafficking cases and arrests.
While the number of sex tourists has increased dramatically over the past year, it is still a high-risk state for sex trafficking.
A new report by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) highlights the fact that even though Florida is the leading state for tourism in the country, it still has some of the highest rates of sex tourism in America.
The FDLE report reveals that Florida has approximately 1,100 reported sex tourism cases per 100,000 residents.
That’s an average of more than 9 cases per 1,000 people.
That number is nearly triple the national average of around 300 sex tourism incidents per 100-100,000.
While the state’s overall tourism industry continues to grow, there are still areas where the sex industry remains a significant problem.
According to the FDLE, in 2016, there were 638 reported sex trafficking incidents in Florida.
That is an average case rate of 15.8 per 100 million residents.
Of those, an additional 621 were reported as being in sexual slavery.
In addition, the Florida Tourism Department reported that of the approximately 3,200 hotels in the state, about 1,500 have a sexual trafficking policy in place.
While that number is small compared to the number reported by the FDRE, it’s still a significant number, and it’s something that the Florida tourism industry should be aware of.
“Florida is a major destination state for tourists, and our industry needs to be cognizant of the sexual exploitation of visitors,” said Michael Mott, FDLE’s chief operating officer.
“The tourism industry must be aware that we are aware of the issues and work on a consistent basis to keep visitors safe.”
A state of emergency is in place for all of Florida as of January 1.
While Florida remains on high alert, it also has some warning signs that can alert travelers to the risks of sex.
“It is important to know that we can’t guarantee that a person will be a victim of a sex trafficking case.
If someone is in need of assistance, we urge them to contact a local agency or local law enforcement agency,” said Mott.